Download Audiobook Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance by Christopher McDougall in English

Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance


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The perfect-selling creator of Born to Run now travels to the Mediterranean, the place he discovers that the secrets and techniques of historical Greek heroes are nonetheless alive and effectively on the island of Crete, and able to be unleashed within the muscle tissue and minds of informal athletes and aspiring heroes all over the place. After working an ultramarathon by means of the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his subsequent nice journey on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, the place a band of Resistance fighters in World Battle II plotted the daring abduction of a German basic from the guts of the Nazi occupation. How did a penniless artist, a younger shepherd, and a playboy poet imagine they may perform such a exceptional feat of energy and endurance, smuggling the final previous 1000’s of Nazi pursuers, with little greater than their very own wits and braveness to information them? McDougall makes his solution to the island to seek out the reply and retrace their steps, experiencing firsthand the acute bodily challenges the Resistance fighters and their native allies confronted. On Crete, the birthplace of the classical Greek heroism that spawned the likes of Herakles and Odysseus, McDougall discovers the instruments of the hero – pure motion, extraordinary endurance, and environment friendly diet. All of those expertise, McDougall learns, are nonetheless practiced in far-flung pockets all through the world at present. Greater than a thriller of exceptional folks and crafty schemes, Pure Born Heroes is an interesting investigation into the misplaced artwork of the hero, taking us from the streets of London at midnight to the seashores of Brazil at daybreak, from the mountains of Colorado to McDougall’s personal yard in Pennsylvania, all locations the place modern-day athletes are honing historical expertise in order that they’re prepared for something. Simply as Born to Run impressed readers to get off the treadmill, out of their footwear, and into the pure world, Pure Born Heroes will encourage them to go away the gymnasium and take their health routine to nature – to climb, swim, skip, throw, and bounce their solution to their very own heroic feats.