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Author McDougall, Christopher, 1962-

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

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.


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Edition First edition.
Description 337 pages : map ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-337).
Note "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
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.
Subject Kreipe, Karl -- Kidnapping, 1944.
Kreipe, Karl. (OCoLC)fst00411700
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Greece -- Crete.
Soldiers -- Greece -- Crete -- History -- 20th century.
Heroes -- Greece -- Crete -- History -- 20th century.
Long-distance running -- Greece -- History.
Physical fitness -- Greece -- History.
Heroes -- History.
Physical fitness -- Philosophy.
Athletics -- Philosophy.
HEALTH & FITNESS / Exercise.
TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure.
HISTORY / Military / World War II.
Athletics -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00820144
Heroes. (OCoLC)fst00955558
Kidnapping. (OCoLC)fst00987322
Long-distance running. (OCoLC)fst01745202
Physical fitness. (OCoLC)fst01062569
Physical fitness -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01062588
Soldiers. (OCoLC)fst01125233
Underground movements, War. (OCoLC)fst01355184
Greece. (OCoLC)fst01208380
Greece -- Crete. (OCoLC)fst01207225
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780307594969 (hardback)
0307594963 (hardback)

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