Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Adaptation
About Christopher McDougall's TED Talk
Christopher McDougall explores the mysteries of the human instinct to run: How did endurance help early humans survive, and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today?
About Christopher McDougall
Christopher McDougall is a longtime runner — and he brings his reporter's eye for detail to the mysteries of running in his book Born to Run. It examines humanity's instinct to run and it's filled with passion, oddly pertinent digressions and deeply engaging journeys to running "subcults." McDougall writes for Outside, Men's Health, New York and other magazines. His other books include Natural Born Heroes and Girl Trouble.