Born to Run

[vodpod id=Video.5552593&w=425&h=350&fv=vu%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fvideo.ted.com%2Ftalks%2Fdynamic%2FChristopherMcDougall_2010X-medium.flv%26su%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fimages.ted.com%2Fimages%2Fted%2Ftedindex%2Fembed-posters%2FChristopherMcDougall-2010X.embed_thumbnail.jpg%26vw%3D432%26vh%3D240%26ap%3D0%26ti%3D1067%26introDuration%3D15330%26adDuration%3D4000%26postAdDuration%3D830%26adKeys%3Dtalk%3Dchristopher_mcdougall_are_we_born_to_run%3Byear%3D2010%3Btheme%3Dwhat_makes_us_happy%3Btheme%3Dnew_on_ted_com%3Btheme%3Da_taste_of_tedx%3Bevent%3DTEDxPennQuarter%3B] What makes us happy? Are we born to run? Christopher McDougall is the author of  “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.” He explores the mysteries of the human desire to run. How did running help early humans survive — and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today? McDougall tells the story of the marathoner with a heart of gold, the unlikely ultra-runner, and the hidden tribe in Mexico that runs to live. Vid includes a quick shout out to local ultrarunner Nikki Kimball.  QOTD “64 year old men and women are now running as fast as they were at age 19!”