Here’s another great item from Michael Madigan, the writer from Brisbane who is frequently featured in the Winnipeg Free Press. A lad from the farm stunned elite runners with his amazing fitness, winning the gruelling 875 km race. A true Aussie yarn worth telling in print, and now on the screen.
BRISBANE — In 1983, a 61-year-old Australian farmer won the Sydney to Melbourne ultra-marathon and the nation fell in love with its own Forrest Gump.
Long before baby boomers began warbling about re-defining the aging process, Cliff Young, who spent much of his working life as a sheep dog, demonstrated age can be nothing more than a state of a gloriously unsound mind.
Read the whole article at the Winnipeg Free Press (http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/to-call-cliffy-a-character-doesnt-do-him-justice-208792211.html)