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Micah True is Missing

Posted by on Mar 29, 2012 | 4 Comments

[Update- Friday March 30, 8:04am pst]- From Luis Escobar’s Facebook status update:

Friday, 3/30 7:37am Silver City, NM Like so many of you, I consider Micah to be my friend. Those of you who know him know that is enjoys his privacy. I would never do or say anything to disrespect that. On the other hand, he has such a large following and I know that you are all sincerely concern about him. With that in mind, I will do my best to keep you informed as we move closer to finding Caballo.

Also, updates and more information can be found here: http://flintland.blogspot.ca/

Thursday march 29, 5:00pm pst- Micah True (aka Caballo Blanco from McDougall’s ‘Born to Run’) is missing in the New Mexico wilderness.  I don’t know Micah personally, but have been virtual Facebook friends for some time.   Micah’s story was actually one of the things that motivated Shelly and I to quit our jobs and follow our passions.

The details of his disappearance are ominous:

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_20284874/famed-runner-micah-true-missing-gila-wilderness

Even though I don’t know him personally, I’m still very worried.  I find myself fretting over the scary details (lone runner missing for multiple days with no supplies in a sub-freezing rugged environment) while at the same time clinging to possible bright spot (the dude has extensive experience surviving in the wilds).

I sincerely hope he’s safely returned.  Keep Micah in your thoughts.  If you happen to live in the Gila/ Silver City/ Las Cruces area, please consider helping out with any search efforts. [edit- Search and rescue is requesting volunteers be experienced ultrarunners or wilderness experts and be self-sufficient (food, water, radio communication, etc.]

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4 Comments

  1. Mel Downs
    March 31, 2012

    I ran the first Taramara Marathon that Caballo organized. We pre-hiked from Urique to Batopilas for two days. Rested. Met the five Taramara racers and started the race on Sunday morning at 7 AM. I trained hard in Colorado on Pikes Peak but they, along with Caballo ran the 28 miles/ 6,000 foot Elev. gain in 5-1/2 hours and I ran it in ten hours. He’s the man! I’m praying for his safe return. MegaMel

  2. Run Green
    March 30, 2012

    That is really sucks! I hope we hear good news soon, I met him at a seminar at zombie runner, one of the nicest people I have ever met.

  3. Mike Dixon
    March 30, 2012

    Eh, upon a quick check of this morning’s news, it still doesn’t look like they found him yet. Hopefully he is alright.

  4. Padraic
    March 30, 2012

    Oh man, that’s not good. Hoping for a safe return!