Coyote on Caballo, Barefoot Ted, and learning Tarahumara tricks from Silvino

One thing I regret about "Born to Run" was not getting more of Luis Escobar into it. During the Copper Canyon adventure, he was always upbeat and up for anything. Caballo called him "Coyote," and that pretty much nails it: without his quick eye and instincts, photos like this would never have existed: Recently, he spoke with "Run Barefoot Girl" … [Read more...]


Finally, a double-feature of films that don't depict running as the awful thing you have to endure to succeed at something else. The first is an ode to El Venado, and it may be the only surviving footage of him jitterbuging with a saucy Mexican señora after a 50-mile trail race. The second, "Town of Runners," looks so great I may have to break … [Read more...]

Who cares how Geronimo died?

Outside magazine gave me the chance to describe what it was like to hunt for Caballo. For us, it all began like this: “WHAT'S THAT CRAZY GUY UP TO NOW?” It was amazing and almost reassuring to hear photographer Luis Escobar now sounding so calm and lighthearted, because his first reaction when he heard that our friend Micah True was … [Read more...]

“Who was the mysterious White Horse?”

Thanks to the BBC magazine, I had a chance to memorialize Caballo right after I got home from the search: 4 April 2012 Ultra-running: Who was the mysterious White Horse? The long-distance runner Michael Randall Hickman, also known as Micah True, White Horse or Caballo Blanco, was a talismanic figure for ultra-runners until his recent death. He … [Read more...]

Thanks for everything, Caballo

From Patrick Sweeney, who dropped everything to join the search for Caballo: Micah True lived the dream: simply, fully By Mike Sandrock, For the Camera Wherever I went in town over the weekend, the talk was about "Caballo Blanco." His disappearance while on a run in New Mexico's Gila Wilderness Area. The four-day search for him. The sad discovery … [Read more...]