Monday, January 07, 2008

Running 500 Miles

Today's link. The story of Cliff Young, a 61 year-old potato farmer who won the world's toughest race:

"The whole nation thought he was a crazy old man to undertake an almost impossible feat. Most feared that he would die trying. But this humble old man proved all the critics wrong.Cliff Young, at 61 years of age, participated in 1983’s Sydney to Melbourne race. Considered to be the world’s toughest race, with the distance of 875 (543.7 m) kilometers and took at least 5 days to finish, Cliff Young entered the race against world-class athletes. Read how he achieved the unthinkable and inspires the whole nation."

The whole story is really quite amazing, humorous and heart-warming:


via Reddit


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