“If I were to be remembered for anything at all, I would want that to be that I am/was authentic. No Mas. Run Free!” — Micah True
It is with a heavy heart that I write this post in honor of Micah True also known as Caballo Blanco, an ultra runner who became something of a living legend after the book Born to Run was published that documented this free-spirited runner’s life living among the Tarahumara Indians in Mexico’s Copper Canyons. He founded the 50 mile Copper Canyon race, that helped raise funds for corn to help feed the Tarahumara giving back to the people he’d grown to care for and run alongside. My friends, Dennis and Lynette ran Micah’s race in March of this year, calling it a life-changing experience in one of the most remote, beautiful places in the world.
I had the pleasure of meeting Micah just once, about a year ago when he came to Boise to give a speech. Afterwords, he joined my friends and I for a birthday party celebration for my friend, Dennis. I found him to be a very humble, kind-hearted good man. The world would be a better place if there were more people who lived as he did — authentically, purely and with an appreciation for the natural world, running and his fellow man. He will be dearly missed.
Micah is in the background in his festive party hat at Dennis’ birthday bash!
My friends will be honoring him with a trail run this Saturday. We’ll stop at the water fall and share stories about him and pay our respects to a dear man who left this world much too soon. Run free, Micah!!!!