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TCS New York City Marathon Book Club: Chris McDougall, Running with Sherman

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Book Club: Running with Sherman by Chris McDougall

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Think running a marathon is tough? Try doing it with a donkey.

Join Chris McDougall, best-selling author of Born to Run, as he presents his new book, Running with Sherman, days before the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon. Chris will discuss the challenge of rescuing Sherman, a desperately sick donkey who’d been held for years in a small stall by an animal hoarder, and transforming him into a long-distance runner with the heart and guts to take on the World Championship Pack Burro Race. Chris will be taking your questions, signing books, and personally applying good-luck Sherman tattoos.

About Running with Sherman:

When Christopher 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 Sherman arrived, he was so sick he could barely move. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but his mind as well. The best way to soothe a donkey is to give it a job, so Christopher decided to teach Sherman 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.

Learn more at chrismcdougall.com

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