Topic: Born to Run - Christopher McDougall.
Born to Run - The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
Just started this and after three chapters I think I can safely say this is a classic. It's like Krackenaur, Kerouak and errr.. Bill Bryson rolled in to one. From the type of books Cutsyke has recommended I suspect he'd like it, but here's a better synopsis that I can write (from Amazon)
Born to Run succeeds at three levels. First, it is a page turner. The build up to a fifty-mile foot race over some of the world's least hospitable terrain drives the narrative forward. Along the way McDougall introduces a cast of characters worthy of Dickens, including an almost superhuman ultramarathoner, Jenn and the Bonehead--a couple who down bottles of booze to warm up for a race, Barefoot Ted, Mexican drug dealers, a ghostly ex-boxer, a heartbroken father, and of course the Tarahumara, arguably the greatest runners in the world.