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Are we born to run? Christopher McDougall on TED.com

Christopher McDougall explores the mysteries of the human desire to run. How did running help early humans survive — and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today? At TEDxPennQuarter, McDougall tells the story of the marathoner with a heart of gold, the unlikely ultra-runner, and the hidden tribe in Mexico that runs to live. (Recorded at TEDdxPennQuarter, July 2010, in Washington, DC. Duration: 15:52)

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