Run Free Documentary Tells the Story of Caballo Blanco Like You've Never Heard it Before
"So wonderfully eerie watching the Horse come back to life. the full doc will mist your eyes." —Christopher McDougall, Author of Born to Run
Most minimalist and barefoot runners have heard stories of the mysterious Micah True, better known by his handle Caballo Blanco (Whte Horse). Now, a new documentary gives a unique inside perspective on his legendary life and the world he influenced.
Micah was an ultra-runner from Boulder, Colorado. After a colorful past as a boxer and a drifter, he spent the latter part of his life living and running with the Tarahumara Indians of Northern Mexico. He created a unique 50-mile foot race to help the Tarahumara Indians preserve their running culture and to give Western runners a chance to meet them on their own turf. The race was made famous in the 2009 best-selling book Born to Run by Christopher McDougall.
Micah passed away unexpectedly in 2012, but in the years leading up to his death a documentary film crew followed him to tell the story of his life and the race in his own words. The documentary, titled Run Free, is nearing completion, but needs fundraising support to get there.
Soft Star Shoes is proud to be a backer of this project, and we encourage you to check out their campaign and consider making a donation. The deadline is approaching quickly, and if their goal is not reached then Kickstarter will give them nothing.
UPDATED AUGUST 2014: The Kickstarter campaign was fully funded and the project is now underway!!
Visit the Run Free campaign at Kickstarter today for more information.
And here's an early trailer for the film guaranteed to fill you with inspiration:
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