Cliff Young

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Birthday
8, 1922
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Nov 2, 2003 (81)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1922
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Nov 2, 2003 (81)

About

Ultramarathon runner who became best known for winning the inaugural Sydney to Melbourne Ultramarathon in 1983, at 61 years old.

Before Fame

Growing up, he worked on his parents farm, and herded 2,000 sheep on foot.

Trivia

In 1982, at the age of 60, he attempted to set the world record for 1,000 miles, but stopped after just 500.

Family Life

In 1983 he married Mary Howell, who was 39 years younger than he was, and they got divorced in 1988.

Associated With

His record at the Sydney to Melbourne Ultramarathon was broken just a few years later by Yiannis Kouros.