Cliffy: The Cliff Young Story

Cliffy The Cliff Young Story When a year old potato farmer from Colac came out of nowhere to win the most arduous road running race ever attempted in Australia a new national folk hero was born A lovable farmer a surprising

  • Title: Cliffy: The Cliff Young Story
  • Author: Julietta Jameson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Paperback
  • When a 61 year old potato farmer from Colac came out of nowhere to win the most arduous road running race ever attempted in Australia, a new national folk hero was born A lovable farmer, a surprising athlete, This is the Cliff Young story

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      Published :2019-06-22T01:48:00+00:00

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    442 thoughts on “Cliffy: The Cliff Young Story”

    1. Well researched and genuinely surprising as a story. Cliffy wasn't just a gumboot wearing caricature who could shuffle a bit. He was a genuine athlete who could run a 3.01 marathon at 59. Full of lovely detail. Who knew Cliffy had a hang gliding phase.


    2. Those of us who remember Cliff Young can remember the feeling of elation we had when this 61 year old potato farmer shuffled his way to victory in 1983. Jameson reminds us of that great race and tells us about the rise and fall of an unlikely sports star.


    3. ‘I know the others are faster than me. But I can keep in front if I keep moving.’Albert Ernest Clifford "Cliff" Young (8 February 1922– 2 November 2003) was an unlikely Australian sporting hero. He is best known for his unexpected win (at 1.35 am on Tuesday, 3 May 1983) of the first Westfield Sydney to Melbourne Ultra-marathon in 1983 when he was aged 61. The Ultra-marathon was 875 km in length. ‘It took Cliff 5 days, 14 hours, 35 minutes, shattering the previous Sydney to Melbourne reco [...]


    4. Having recently seen the ABC telemovie of the same name, I was eager to read this book when I came across it. It's hard to believe it was 30 years ago that a 61 year old potato farmer from Victoria won the heart of the nation when he not only "shuffled" his way from Sydney to Melbourne in Australia's first ultra marathon - but won by a huge margin. Suddenly this shy, unassuming man was thrust into the national spotlight and the legend of Cliff Young was born.As with any overnight sensation, ther [...]


    5. Cliff Young lived a relatively quiet life for his first sixty one years. A potato farmer from rural Victoria he worked hard on the family farm, was a supportive brother, son and uncle and liked to run in his spare time. Not just casual jogs, but twenty or thirty kilometres at a time. Although he had entered a few races and had even run a marathon or two he was still considered a very outside chance, a joke even, when he entered the inaugural Sydney to Melbourne ultra-marathon in 1983. Yet in les [...]


    6. Attempts to flesh out the caricature of Cliffy, though is, ultimately, a fairly bog-standard, shallow biography. It's undoubtedly a lovely story, though's it's just not a great book, let down by some poor writing and editing.


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