At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians the Tarahumara who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993 one of them aged 57 came first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals.
"Welcome to Japan the most running-obsessed nation on earth where: a long-distance relay race is the countrys biggest annual sporting event; companies sponsor their own running teams paying the athletes like employees; and marathon monks run a thousand marathons in a thousand days to reach spiritual enlightenment.
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