Autopsy out: heart disease felled Micah True

The Associated Press is reporting that Micah True died of heart disease in late March when he went missing in the Gila National Forest. The news agency obtained a copy of the long awaited autopsy report.

“The report showed that True, 58, had cardiomyopathy, a disease that results in the heart becoming enlarged. While medical examiners couldn’t point to the cause of the heart disease, they said True’s left ventricle, which pumps oxygenated blood to the rest of the body, had become thick and was dilated,” AP reported in its story.

According to the report when friends asked the renowned ultra runner if he had a vice, he would reply, “vanilla ice cream.”

The full story is here: http://nydn.us/JunWle

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A multiple award-winning journalist, I'm currently a contributing editor with both Canadian Running and Canadian Cycling magazines. My articles have appeared in Explore, Canadian Geographic, enRoute, The National Post, The Globe and Mail, and many other magazines and newspapers. Formerly a competitive cross-country mountain biker, I switched to running in 2006. I've run seven marathons, qualifying for Boston five times (and which I've run once). Generally, I've placed or won in my age group in races, in distances ranging from five and 10 kms to half and full marathons. I've also taught spin classes at a number of leading Eastern Canadian gyms. Sub-three was a 2012 #Runchat finalist for Best Overall Blog.
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2 Responses to Autopsy out: heart disease felled Micah True

  1. krisranhere says:

    Terrible news. Thank you for sharing the reason. I’ve been wondering what happened.

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