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Christopher McDougall

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Author, Runner, Writer

The Christopher McDougall keynotes are fascinating explorations that promote the belief that humans were destined for barefoot running. McDougall believes that tribes of the past were correct in partaking in actions like hunting and gathering while barefoot.

McDougall, an American author and journalist, writes extensively about techniques of running that exist both to this day and in the past. Prior to his current position, McDougall was a contributing editor for 'Men's Health.' In terms of his education, McDougall attended Harvard University and after graduating he spent three years as a Foreign Correspondent for the Associated Press.

As an author, McDougall is most recognized for his best-selling book 'Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Ever Seen.' He is also a contributing writer for prestigious publications including 'Esquire' and 'The New York Times Magazine.'

Through examining the human race's tribal history, the Christopher McDougall keynotes theorize the potential barefoot running had in the past for survival and has today for sprinting and long distance competitions.

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Barefoot Running - Christopher McDougall Argues That Running Barefoot is Best

According to Christopher McDougall, humans are born for barefoot running. He theorizes that our ancestors did not evolve with the advantage of speed, saying that “Usain Bolt can get his ass...

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