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Christopher McDougall:
Are we born to run?

TEDxPennQuarter · 15:52 · Filmed Jul 2010
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Christopher McDougall: Are we born to run?
15:52 · Filmed July 2010 at TEDxPennQuarter · Subtitles available in 32 languages

Christopher McDougall explores the mysteries of the human desire to run. How did running help early humans survive — and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today? McDougall tells the story of the marathoner with a heart of gold, the unlikely ultra-runner, and the hidden tribe in Mexico that runs to live.

Journalist, runner
Christopher McDougall is the author of "Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen." Full bio
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