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The Resource Natural born heroes : how a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength and endurance, Christopher McDougall ; map illustration by Robert Bull

Natural born heroes : how a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength and endurance, Christopher McDougall ; map illustration by Robert Bull

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Natural born heroes : how a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength and endurance
Title
Natural born heroes
Title remainder
how a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength and endurance
Statement of responsibility
Christopher McDougall ; map illustration by Robert Bull
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Language
eng
Summary
"Author of the phenomenal national best seller, Born to Run, Christopher McDougall now travels to the Mediterranean where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete and in the muscles and minds of fitness enthusiasts everywhere. While researching Born to Run, Chris McDougall encountered the story of Pheidippides, the legendary ancient Greek 'all-day runner.' Later, when McDougall met a dedicated amateur historian, he saw a connection to one of the most fascinating mysteries of World War II: How did a small band of Resistance fighters surrounded by German troops kidnap a top German general? What he discovered is that ancestral techniques for extraordinary endurance, natural movement, and nutrition allowed ancient Greek soldiers and Cretan shepherds to race across mountains on all-night missions. Inspired by their heroic acts, McDougall sets off to discover the lost art of the hero, both throughout history and across the world. Just as Born to Run inspired casual runners to get off the treadmill, out of their shoes, and into nature, Natural-Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to leave the gym and take their fitness to nature doing cross-training, mud runs, parkour and free-running to bound--and climb, swim, skip, wade, and jump--their way to heroic feats"--
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contains biographical information
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1962-
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McDougall, Christopher
Dewey number
940.53/4959
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Bull, Robert
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Kreipe, Karl
  • Soldiers
  • Heroes
  • Long-distance running
  • Physical fitness
  • Heroes
  • Physical fitness
  • Athletics
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Exercise
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
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Natural born heroes : how a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength and endurance, Christopher McDougall ; map illustration by Robert Bull
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Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-337)
Control code
18446159
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780307594969
Lccn
2014047459
Other physical details
map
Label
Natural born heroes : how a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength and endurance, Christopher McDougall ; map illustration by Robert Bull
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-337)
Control code
18446159
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780307594969
Lccn
2014047459
Other physical details
map

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