In Conversation with Christopher McDougall

13 March 2016 3:00pm — 4:00pm

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Christopher McDougall, runner and writer, a speaker at the New Zealand Festival, is coming to Dunedin as a guest of the Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival.

Get rid of all those stinky running shoes; that’s what Christopher McDougall wants you to do. When the American writer and journalist discarded his own pair, all running ailments and stress went away. In his international bestseller, Born to Run, McDougall unpicks the mysteries of running, and shakes a fist at the modern-day ruination of what the reclusive Mexican Tarahumara tribe practice so superbly: the joys and health of barefoot running. Born to Run is a winning blend of compelling characters (worthy of Dickens, said one reviewer) cutting-edge science, and sheer inspiration. Hear McDougall in conversation with Ian Telfer on this and his other book, Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance. You may well leave with unbridled toes and new, heroic oomph.

Where: Dunedin Public Art Gallery, The Octagon
Tickets: from the University Book Shop, in store and online
$15 Concession (Unwaged/Gold Card/Student)
$18 Standard 


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