Friday, March 30, 2012

RIP: Caballo Blanco (aka Micah True)

If you've read Born to Run, you know who Caballo Blanco is, the "White Horse" who went to the Copper Canyons to live among the Tarahumura tribe. Micah True (his real name) was reported missing Wednesday after he didn't return from a run in the Gila National Forest in New Mexico.

He left for solo trail run Tuesday, from the Gila Wilderness Lodge, where he was staying. There is currently a search and rescue operation in effect to find True. You can learn more about the story and get the most recent updates at the blog Flintland.

Hopefully, through the efforts of the greater running community, True will be found quickly. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.

***UPDATE 4/1/2012 3:00 P.M.***
The search is over. Micah True was found dead Saturday evening. Rescuers are working to recover the body.


misszippy said...

Saw this this morning on Twitter. Fingers crossed for him. My thoughts are that if anyone can get through a crisis in the middle of nowhere, it's him.

B. Jarosz said...

Gah! Well - in Born to Run the man disappears for weeks on end. Hopefully he's just out running somewhere. *fingers crossed*

And if the unfortunate happened, at least he was out doing what he loved.

Jess said...

I know he's known for "going missing," but I hope he turns up!