Photos: Micah True story in NY Times brings back Westword cover

Micah True, the world-famous "ultrarunner" who was found dead in New Mexico in April, was profiled Sunday in a mammoth New York Times piece by Barry Bearak, who described True's days as a furniture mover and prizefighter in Boulder. That's when True, then going by the moniker "The Gypsy Cowboy," displayed his fighting form on Westword's August 20, 1981 cover. See it and the essay he wrote for it below.
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