I have enjoyed reading the race recaps that came out of Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon this year, March 4th (which Caballo is the race director of). The pictures have been amazing, the stories of meeting Tarahumara and what a amazing people they are confirming what we all learned from the book.
Brian, the kids, and I had the opportunity to meet Caballo a few years back at Brazen's Rocky Ridge. If you know me at all, you know how start struck I get while in the midst of any famous runner. I didn't say much, neither did he.....he is a bit of a quiet, tan, bald, giant of a man, and I'm sure would not enjoy being referenced as a famous runner. It would seem that was never his intention, if you read the book you know he has a tendency to disappear for long periods of time.
I would like to think that is what happened. Maybe the publicity, the RD'ing, the "fame"....maybe he was feeling like it was time to disappear for a bit. Maybe he just headed out on a run and didn't feel like stopping.....maybe. But....he left his dog behind.....and that makes me a bit more realistic that something else may have happened.
We, like many, are hoping he is on the adventure of a lifetime and will run home soon!