Christopher McDougall | Natural Born Heroes

Join Christopher McDougall for a fun run at 5:30 followed by a reading and signing at 7:00 of his new book, Natural Born Heroes. NEW EVENT LOCATION: The starting line of the Fun Run and the book signing location is The King's English Bookshop, 1511 South 1500 East, SLC.

Author of the phenomenal national best seller, Born to Run, Christopher McDougall now travels to the Mediterranean where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete and in the muscles and minds of fitness enthusiasts everywhere.

While researching Born to Run, Chris McDougall encountered the story of Pheidippides, the legendary ancient Greek "all-day runner." Later, when McDougall met a dedicated amateur historian, he saw a connection to one of the most fascinating mysteries of World War II: How did a small band of Resistance fighters surrounded by German troops kidnap a top German general? What he discovered is that ancestral techniques for extraordinary endurance, natural movement, and nutrition allowed ancient Greek soldiers and Cretan shepherds to race across mountains on all-night missions. Inspired by their heroic acts, McDougall sets off to discover the lost art of the hero, both throughout history and across the world. Just as Born to Runinspired casual runners to get off the treadmill, out of their shoes, and into nature, Natural-Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to leave the gym and take their fitness to nature doing cross-training, mud runs, parkour and free-running to bound--and climb, swim, skip, wade, and jump--their way to heroic feats.

* For the Fun Run: Please meet at The King's English Bookshop at 5:15 in order to start the run at 5:30.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Natural Born Heroes from The King's English.

GET YOUR COPY NOW! Preorder your signed copy of Natural Born Heroes today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1511 South 1500 East
The King's English Bookshop
Salt Lake City, UT 84102