Christopher McDougall on the Tarahumara tribe

July 17, 2011

Writer and journalist Christopher McDougall talks with Anne Strainchamps about the Tarahumara tribe of Mexico. They're a people who grow up running barefoot and live very long lives happily running into advanced old age. He describes his quest to find them in his book "Born to Run."

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Thanks for this great report on a unique culture. As someone who works with the Tarahumara I can add that their sense of privacy, exists for a reason. They have survived on the an instinct of self preservation, and their ability to live in such a remote and difficult place. Running makes it easier to get from place to place in a part of the world without roads
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Possibly the best story I've ever heard on the radio is Scott Carrier's story about running down antelopes and the Tarahumara, on This American Life on NPR.

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