Ultra Caballo Blanco

Sports in Urique

This 82km ultramarathon follows tough canyon trails, at altitude. It was established by Micah True, a legendary American runner who lived for years in the Copper Canyon region and gained international attention when featured in Christopher McDougall's book Born to Run.

The ultramarathon pays homage to the native Tarahumara, who have a centuries-old tradition of long-distance running and whose very name means 'the running people'. Their huaraches (sandals with a thin sole usually made from recycled tires) are said to have inspired the barefoot running method (which tests have shown also reduces energy use) which has now gone global.

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