In his bestselling book Born to Run, Christopher McDougall shadowed the indigenous Tarahumara and a wily ex-boxer named Caballo Blanco to uncover the secrets of distance running. (Matthew McConaughey is starring in the upcoming feature film as Caballo Blanco.)

9780307594969Now, in his new book Natural Born Heroes, McDougall follows in the footsteps of resistance fighters in World War II who plot the daring abduction of a general during the heart of the Nazi occupation. McDougall retraces their steps in the razors-sharp mountains of Crete, experiencing firsthand the extreme physical challenges they face. Along the way, he discovers surprising truths about fitness and heroism—truths that can change the way we move and live.

McDougall extends the lessons of Born to Run to all kinds of fitness. You don’t have to be a runner—or even a typical athlete—to discover the hero inside you.

McDougall will be speaking at Malaprops Bookstore in Asheville on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. He will also lead a fun run downtown before the event at 6 p.m.

And look for our interview with McDougall in the May issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.

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