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2017年10月10日
Shortly after therace
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Shortly after therace,
If you didn’t feel overwhelmed by weird digressions while reading this book, you and I both owethanks to Edward Kastenmeier, my editor at Knopf, and his assistant, Tim O’Connell. Also toLexy Bloom, a senior editor at Vintage Books, who offered her valuable insight and commentsdown the stretch. Somehow, they figured out how to cut the fat out of my writing withoutsacrificing any flavor. Likewise, my friend Jason Fagone, author of the excellent Horsemen of theEsophagus, helped me understand the difference between storytelling and self-indulgence. MaxPotter first let me write about Leadville for 5280 magazine and is the rare writer noble enough tocheerlead another writer on. Patrick Doyle, 5280’s amazing researcher, confirmed many factsabout Caballo’s mysterious life, and even unearthed that lost newspaper photo from “The GypsyCowboy’s” prizefighting days. Years ago, Susan Linnee gave me a job at the Associated Press thatI didn’t deserve, then taught me how to do it. If more people knew Susan, fewer would bashjournalism.

To be a great athlete, you need to pick your parents wisely. To survive as a writer, you should dolikewise with your family. My brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews have all been tremendouslysupportive and forgiving of missed birthdays and obligations. Most of all, I’m indebted to my wife,Mika, and my glorious daughters, Sophie and Maya, for the joy that I hope is evident in thesepages.

I now know why the Tarahumara and the Más Locos got along so beautifully. They are rare andwonderful people, and spending time with them is one of the greatest privileges of my life. I wish Ihad time for one more mango juice with that great gringo Indio, Bob Francis. he died. How, I don’t know. Like most deaths in the Copper Canyons, his death remains amystery.

While still absorbing the loss of his loyal old friend, Caballo got the offer of a lifetime. The NorthFace, the popular outdoor sports company, offered to become his race sponsor. Caballo’s future,and his race’s, would finally be secure.

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