Reexamining the Mythology of the Tarahumara Runners

You recall the Tarahumara, correct? They are, as Christopher McDougall memorably explained them in Born to Operate back in 2009, the “near-mythical tribe of Stone Age superathletes” who are living in the canyons of northwestern Mexico and operate astounding distances in excess of vertiginous terrain devoid of even breaking a sweat.

Born to Operate also released the broader globe to a Harvard anthropologist and evolutionary biologist named Daniel Lieberman, whose investigation on the evolutionary origins of operating led him to hypothesize that even modern day individuals would be much better off operating both barefoot or with minimally supportive footwear. Colorful

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