Why We Run - Bernd Heinrich

Why We Run

By Bernd Heinrich

  • Release Date: 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Nature
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings


In Why We Run, biologist, award-winning nature writer, and ultramarathoner Bernd Heinrich explores a new perspective on human evolution by examining the phenomenon of ultraendurance and makes surprising discoveries about the physical, spiritual -- and primal -- drive to win. At once lyrical and scientific, Why We Run shows Heinrich's signature blend of biology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy, infused with his passion to discover how and why we can achieve superhuman abilities.


  • New favorite author

    By Petefromvt
    I'm not a runner....but somehow heinrich makes hearing about his training very compelling. He works in evolution, physiology, and biology in ways you wouldn't expect....the "fuels" he experiments with during running are fantastic.