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    NM - Micah True, 60, Gila Wilderness, 27 March 2012

    The 60-year-old True, whose long-distance running prowess is detailed in the book "Born to Run, left for a routine run Tuesday from a lodge. A search began the next day.
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/31...est=latestnews

    Search and rescue teams are searching for a Colorado man who was reported Wednesday as missing in the Gila Wilderness. Micah True, a 60-year-old "ultra-runner" from Boulder, Colo. who was the central character known as "Caballo Blanco" in the New York Times best-selling non-fiction book "Born to Run," by Christopher McDougall was staying at the Gila Wilderness Lodge when he went for a run on Tuesday morning, according to Incident Commander Brian Fuller of Grant County Search and Rescue.
    http://amcconn.blogspot.com/2012/03/...g-in-gila.html

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    Ultra-marathon runner Micah True found dead in New Mexico

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/s...,1707322.story

    His body was found with no obvious signs of injury, police said. A medical examiner was en route, but because of the rugged terrain his body was not likely to be retrieved until Sunday.

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    Unhappy Found

    True's body was found at around 6 p.m. Saturday by searchers near Woody's Corral, just one mile southeast of the Gila Cliff Dwellings, according to Incident Commander Tom Bemis.

    Bemis said that one of True's friends found his body and that the cause of death is unknown at this point. There were no obvious signs of trauma.
    http://www.timescall.com/ci_20298068...ce=most_viewed
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    True's body was found at around 6 p.m. Saturday by searchers near Woody's Corral, just one mile southeast of the Gila Cliff Dwellings, according to Incident Commander Tom Bemis.

    Bemis said that at 7:40 p.m. the medical examiner was on his way to examine the body. He said that True's body will probably be removed by horseback or litter team tonight, though he said because of the terrain it most likely the body won't make it out of the area until Sunday..

    Read more: Body of Boulder ultrarunner Micah True found in New Mexico - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/breakingne...#ixzz1qkt0UyjU

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    I'm so sorry to hear this. Mr. Mouse is an ultra-runner, and we actually met when we were in college in Las Cruces, so we've been following this story really closely. A lot of people who aren't from the desert southwest underestimate how easily you can get lost and/or dehydrated out there, or underestimate how cold it gets in desert mountains at night. (One of my fellow grad students, a guy from Michigan, went for a hike in the Gila Mountains by himself one day even though everyone told him that you don't wander around in the desert by yourself, got lost and wasn't dressed warmly enough, and they didn't find his body until the spring thaw.) Micah True was living in Colorado though, I think, so I'd think he knew about the dangers? I wonder if maybe he had a heart attack--

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
    I'm so sorry to hear this. Mr. Mouse is an ultra-runner, and we actually met when we were in college in Las Cruces, so we've been following this story really closely. A lot of people who aren't from the desert southwest underestimate how easily you can get lost and/or dehydrated out there, or underestimate how cold it gets in desert mountains at night. (One of my fellow grad students, a guy from Michigan, went for a hike in the Gila Mountains by himself one day even though everyone told him that you don't wander around in the desert by yourself, got lost and wasn't dressed warmly enough, and they didn't find his body until the spring thaw.) Micah True was living in Colorado though, I think, so I'd think he knew about the dangers? I wonder if maybe he had a heart attack--
    True was probably still capable of distances of over 50 miles and was familiar with the area, so I don't see how he could have become lost. I'm going with the heart attack theory.

    Jim Fixx - dead at 52. Fixx had an undisclosed heart problem. Micah True dead at 58. Wonder if he had the same.

    More about where he was found:

    "His body was found near a cold stream, his legs still in the water and his water bottle next to him, about a mile southeast of the Gila Cliff Dwellings."

    http://www.kxxv.com/story/17305750/n...body-under-way
    Last edited by Trino; 04-01-2012 at 08:06 PM.



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