The Tarahumara are a remote, mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, who came to the attention of the sport world in 1993, when one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious 100-mile race, wearing a toga and sandals. A small group of runners - as well as the author - make the treacherous journey into the canyons to learn the secrets of incredible running. 'A fascinating and inspiring true adventure story... destined to become a classic' Ranulph Fiennes
Christopher McDougall is a former war correspondent for the Associated Press and is now a contributing editor for Men's Health. A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, he has written for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Outside and Men's Journal. He does his own running among the Amish farms around his home in rural Pennsylvania.