Tarahumara Nutrition

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Writer Christopher McDougall shares the dietary secret to Tarahumara longevity and athletic prowess. These Mexican Indians are known for running over 100 miles at a time. Among their dietary staples are pinole, ground corn and water, and tesguino, corn-based beer. McDougall is author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe of Super Athletes, the Rise of Ultrarunning, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, about a race between the Tarahumara and a rag-tag band of American ultrarunners. The book is due in April, 2009.

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