Running with Sherman by Christopher McDougall audiobook

Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero

By Christopher McDougall

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 10/15/2019

    ISBN: 9781524778767

  • Available on 10/15/2019

    ISBN: 9781524778767

Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America.

When Chris McDougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. But when he arrived, Sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move, and his hair was coming out in clumps. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but to heal his mind as well. It turns out the best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, and so Chris decided to teach Sherman how to run. He'd heard about burro racing--a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days--and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado.

Easier said than done. In the course of Sherman's training, Chris would have to recruit several other runners, both human and equine, and call upon the wisdom of burro racers, goat farmers, Amish running club members, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers. Along the way, he shows us the life-changing power of animals, nature, and community.

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Author Bio: Christopher McDougall

Author Bio: Christopher McDougall

Christopher McDougall is a former war correspondent for the Associated Press and is now a contributing editor for Men’s Health. A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, he has written for Esquire, the New York Times Magazine, Outside, Men’s Journal, and New York. He does his own running among the Amish farms around his home in rural Pennsylvania.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Audience: Adult
Language: English