Cliff Young participated in the 1983 Sydney to Melbourne race at the age of 61.
He is a farmer and when he strolled up to the starting line, in his gumboots and jacket, everyone looked at him and laughed. They thought he was a silly old man with no idea what he was getting in to. Little did they know…
While everyone else ran for about 18 hours and then slept for 6, Cliff never stopped running.
He ended up running for 5 and a half days straight. Smashing his competition and breaking the course record by more than 12 hours.
Never give up. Cliff, you’re an inspiration to us all.