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!

 

Cliffy on Facebook

Book to be written about Cliffy

A tale of Two “Cliffy”movies.

ABC to make Telemovie about Cliff

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.

Hall of Fame article

Cliff Young – Newspaper Articles

Other articles

Cliff’s results over the years:

Cliff Young Photos

Around Australia attempt – 1997

(Play the above Youtube video to listen to the Cliffy song)

Cliff Young – Funeral and Memorial Service

Poems about Cliff Young

Cliff Young Tributes



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  7. HELEN Powers says:

    miss you pa cliffy

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  8. [...] in the background, I read articles on past greats– not Pre or Bolt but rather Terry Fox and Cliff Young. Inspirational figures who put my 50 miles into perspective. A heady dose of techno topped off the [...]

  9. Ted Leavitt says:

    Hi there, good to see Cliff Young is still getting the respect and admiration he deserves. I wrote a song called “the ballad of Cliff Young”, based on his 1983 race and how inspiring it has been to me. I invite you to check it out. I have attached a link, which I hope you don’t mind. He really showed us that it is ok to test what others may tell us our limitations are. I hope you enjoy the song

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  10. [...] is a website with more information about Cliff and his amazing running [...]

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  12. Very inspirational. I often tell his story when training, it’s certainly super human, but what a wonderful man also.

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  13. spider meda says:

    Hi,

    Can anyone help me. I am looking for the book about Cliff Young. I think it is called ‘Cliffy’s book’ but I am not sure. Anyone know where I could get it?

    Thanks

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  14. Kristen H says:

    Thank you for your work here.

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  15. Pat Murray says:

    What ever happened to Cliff’s wife Mary Howell, after they divorced?

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  16. crabby. says:

    What an absolute inspiration Cliff has been to me. I’ve just started “shuffling” around my neighbourhood and hope to compete one day. I am 52 and 3/4 years old and find the relaxed gait so refreshing in the morning. Thank you Cliff for the work.

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