Friends spread ultrarunner Micah True's ashes
Monday , September 17, 2012 - 3:53 PM
BOULDER, Colo.-- Friends of renowned long-distance runner Micah True have spread some of the athlete’s ashes along the trails in a Boulder park.
The Daily Camera (http://bit.ly/PkjkSx ) reports about 20 people gathered at Chautauqua Park on Friday to remember the Boulder ultrarunner, who rose to fame when he was featured in the best-selling book "Born to Run."
True’s body was found in southwestern New Mexico on March 31 after he failed to return from a routine run. An autopsy determined the 58-year-old died of heart disease.
His girlfriend, Maria Walton, says now, with his ashes spread on Boulder’s trails, everyone can still run with him.
True — nicknamed "Caballo Blanco," or white horse — has been described by friends as a pioneer of ultrarunning, which involves running extreme distances, often on grueling terrain.