Archive for April 2012
Good enough for Jesus, good enough for Spartacus, good enough for you.
Seattle’s “The Stranger” pulls back the curtain on Barefoot Ted, Inc. You heard it here first (well, assuming you’re not in touch with Roman Centurions and Biblical prophets): Huaraches are about to become the next footwear sensation. In a year, Lunas could push aside Vibrams as the next less thing. Sandal Factory As Ballard makes…Read More
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…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…Read More
Caballo’s last words
Norwegian journalist Kjetil Lyche and photographer Luca Kleve-Ruud were in the Copper Canyon for what turned out to be Caballo’s last race. They created this heartbreaking video.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…Read More
Take it from Letsrun.com: Trust Caballo & Barefoot Ted, not your doctor.
Launching from the great story about high school supernova Cayla Hatton, the Johnson Brothers at Letsrun.com offer some smart advice — if your doctor tells you not to run, see someone else. Take it away, Brojos: Weekly Free Coaching Advice – Are You Under The Age Of 20 And Told By An Orthopedist Not To…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…Read More
Meet me in Philly for a run & Tarahumara exhibit, featuring Caballo
Next Wed, April 11, I’ll be speaking at the UPenn Museum, which is featuring a unique Tarahumara photo exhibit. I understand that Caballo figures in some of the photos, and even a short video. Admission is five bucks but seating is limited, so you’ll need to grab a ticket soon. I’ll also be meeting with…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…Read More