With some trepidation, I sat down to watch the Cliffy movie last night on ABC and was pleasantly surprised. ABC1 captured the spirit of the man well and captured the spirit of the times (1983) well. Yes there were factual inaccuracies, but it was a movie and you get that. Hopefully we may see a surge in Ultrarunning in this country again – http://www.aura.asn.au/index.html . Your at the right page here to read more about Cliffy. Enjoy!
Sixty one year old Cliff Young became a household name in 1983 when he beat all of the starters and won the first Westfield Sydney to Melbourne Ultra Marathon. He wasn’t known before the race – but was certainly know after that. Apart from winning the inaugural Westfield Run, Cliff also achieved many other brilliant performances in his ultra career which included several Ultra age records. He was also the “Boy from the Bush” with a larrikin wit and a heart of gold. This endeared him to many people over the years.
(Play the above Youtube video to listen to the Cliffy song)