Micah True Found Dead In New Mexico

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Mar. 31, 2012
Micah True, 58, of "Born To Run" fame, was found dead on Saturday night in New Mexico. Photo:

The ultrarunning icon was reported missing on Wednesday morning.

Micah True, aka “Caballo Blanco” of “Born To Run” fame, was found dead in New Mexico on Saturday night. He was 58.

True, an experienced ultrarunner, was last seen heading out for a run on Tuesday morning at the Gila Wilderness Lodge in Gila, N.M. He was reported missing by the lodge’s owners on Wednesday morning.

Search teams had been looking for True over the last four days. His body was found by a friend near Woody’s Corral, according to Incident Commander Tom Bemis. The cause of death is unknown at this time.

“It’s too early to say, there was nothing obvious,” Bemis said.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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