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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

Natural born heroes : how a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength and endurance, Christopher McDougall

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Natural born heroes : how a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength and endurance
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Natural born heroes
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how a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength and endurance
Statement of responsibility
Christopher McDougall
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How a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength and endurance
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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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The author of the best-selling Born to Run describes his investigation into ancestral training techniques that have enabled Mediterranean athletes to achieve extraordinary levels of strength and fitness
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contains biographical information
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10409823
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613
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maps
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no index present
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non fiction
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True
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adult
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how a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength and endurance
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Natural born heroes : how a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength and endurance, Christopher McDougall
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"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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900194044
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25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780307594969
Lccn
2014047459
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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map
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(OCoLC)900194044
Label
Natural born heroes : how a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength and endurance, Christopher McDougall
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
900194044
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780307594969
Lccn
2014047459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)900194044

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