Running Legend Goes Missing

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Micah True (a.k.a. Caballo Blanco) — made famous by the bestselling book Born to Run — disappeared on a run in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico on Tuesday. He was staying at a wilderness lodge and went out for a 12-mile trail run Tuesday morning. When he did not return by Wednesday morning, resort owners alerted the police. The 60-year-old ultrarunner is an experienced wilderness traveler. He was scheduled to leave for Phoenix yesterday. Rescue teams, state helicopters, and the Civil Air Patrol are currently searching the wilderness.

Editor’s Note: Micah is a long-time friend and colleague. For over 15 years, he has lived and run in the Copper Canyons  with the Tarahumara people. He has celebrated the Tarahumara’s running prowess and brought much-needed attention to their everyday struggles.

I’ve run many miles with Micah. Even at age 60, he is still one of the toughest ultrarunners I know. If anyone can survive this ordeal, it is him. My deepest thoughts are with Micah and the ongoing efforts to locate him.

 

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