Local runners honor a true trailblazer

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by CHRIS DANIELS / KING 5 News

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Posted on April 9, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 10 at 9:16 AM

SEATTLE -- He was considered amongst runners as a pioneer and a visionary.

Monday night, a couple dozen runners gathered with and without footwear to honor Micah True.  The 58-year-old running enthusiast, who was also known as “Caballo Blanco”, was found dead back on March 31st.

True helped organize the Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon in a rural part of Mexico and trained with the rural Tarahumara tribe.  The 50-mile race, which includes runners in primitive footwear, was given heavy attention after the release of the book “Born to Run” and changed perceptions among some runners.
 
True’s cause of death has not been determined.
 

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