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Christopher McDougall

Datum narození: 1962

Christopher McDougall je americký novinář a spisovatel.


„Máte-li nohu v sádře, během šesti týdnů svaly atrofují o čtyřicet až šedesát procent. Cosi podobného se stane s vaším chodidlem, je-li uvězněno v botě.“ Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

„Jakmile Juan seběhl z prašné cesty a dostal se na pevný povrch, prohnul kolena a zkrátil krok. Výrazně tak omezil nárazy od pohybu nahoru a dolů.“


„The best runner leaves no tracks.“

„Trenér Vigil se tedy pokoušel najít odpověď na hlavní otázku: Byl Zátopek velký člověk, který navíc náhodou běhal, nebo byl takový, protože běhal?“ Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

„Je jedno, nakolik vás nějaký závod uchvátí, protože si dobře rozmyslíte, jestli vložíte svůj život do rukou tajemného samotáře s falešným jménem, jehož nejbližší přátelé žijí v jeskyních, pojídají myši a stejně ho považují za cáklého.“

„Ask nothing from your running and you´ll get more than you ever imagined.“

„Nepřestáváš běhat proto, že zestárneš. Zestárneš, protože přestaneš běhat. (Dipsea Demon)“ Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

„You don't stop running because you get old, you get old because you stop running.“


„Znovu se rozběhl, tentokrát pomaleji, a já se snažil dělat všechno přesně jako on. Postupně jsem zvedl ruce, až jsem je měl u žeber. Dělal jsem jen krátké krůčky a záda jsem narovnal tak, že jsem skoro slyšel, jak mi praská v páteři.“

„Don’t fight the trail... Take what it gives you. If you have a choice between one step or two between rocks, take three.“

„Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.“ Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

„You don't stop running because you get old, you get old because you stop running.“ Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen


„The reason we race isn't so much to beat each other,... but to beeach other.“ Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

„If you don't have answers to your problems after a four-hour run, you ain't getting them.“ Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

„That was the real secret of the Tarahumara: they'd never forgotten what it felt like to love running. They remembered that running was mankind's first fine art, our original act of inspired creation. Way before we were scratching pictures on caves or beating rhythms on hollow trees, we were perfecting the art of combining our breath and mind and muscles into fluid self-propulsion over wild terrain. And when our ancestors finally did make their first cave paintings, what were the first designs? A downward slash, lightning bolts through the bottom and middle--behold, the Running Man.
Distance running was revered because it was indispensable; it was the way we survived and thrived and spread across the planet. You ran to eat and to avoid being eaten; you ran to find a mate and impress her, and with her you ran off to start a new life together. You had to love running, or you wouldn't live to love anything else. And like everyhing else we ove--everything we sentimentally call our 'passions' and 'desires' it's really an encoded ancestral necessity. We were born to run; we were born because we run. We're all Running People, as the Tarahumara have always known.“
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

„You don't have to be fast. But you'd better be fearless.“ Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

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