Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Micah True "Caballo Blanco" Found Dead

Caballo Blanco Found Dead In Gila National Forest

Most of you probably already know this, but just in case you missed the story I copied this article from Scott Dunlap's blog.  Micah True disappeared on a 12 mile trail run last Tuesday and his body was located Saturday.

Micah True, known to many as "Caballo Blanco" from the book Born to Run, was found dead in Gila National Forest in New Mexico after not returning from a trail run. Friends and officials have been searching for four days when they found him last Saturday, his body by a cold creek. The cause of death wasn't known Sunday, although there were no obvious signs of trauma.
(Micah True, seen here in 2009 with Jean Pommier when he came to NorCal)
Micah was an incredible voice for the Tarahumara tribe, who quietly and humbly enjoy a simple life in the Copper Mountains of Mexico. They could use his voice now, since unprecedented floods have caused them to only reap 1% of their typical maize harvest. You can donate to help by sending a PayPal to cadena@cadena.org.mx (local Jewish relief org) or on theNorawas de Raramuri web site (founded by Micah).

I really enjoyed getting to know Micah and will miss his big smile and deep spirit. This is a sad loss of a truly original and inspirational trail runner. I find great solace knowing he died doing what he loved best.

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