Micah True, the wonder of extreme running who was the model for the mythic figure Caballo Blanco in the best-selling book Born to Run, walked on in April. But his race will live on.
It's been announced that the 11th Annual Caballo Blanco Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon will be held March 3, 2013 in Urique, Chihuahua, Mexico.
"Since 2003, Micah's simple dream was to run free with the Raramuri, to celebrate as one, with all cultures. In reverence we share this journey with the athletes and their families, running in a spirit of hope, harmony, beauty and peace among our sacred Mother Earth," stated Maria Luisa Walton, La Marioposa Apache, Micah's loving partner, in a press release.
The Raramuri (Tarahumara) Indigenous Peoples are known for their incredible running skills. And the ultra marathon has been an effort to not only push runners to their limits, but to help these Native peoples, who recently have suffered from one of the worst droughts they've ever experienced.