Cliff Young : The man who don't know what impossible means...

Cliff Young showed that age is no barrier when it comes to endurance, as he won the Sydney to Melbourne ultra-marathon in 1983 at 61 years old. Young was warned not to compete in the 875 kilometres event (544 miles) due to his age and the fact that the rest of the competitors were trained athletes, whilst he was a simple sheep farmer. However, against all the odds, Young dedicated himself to not only finishing the race but winning it also. Young used a slow pace throughout the event, trailing the leaders by some distance, but whilst the other athletes slept at night the elderly farmer continued to run and ended up victorious in a heart-warming tortoise and hare tale.

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