Cliff Young - Potato Farmer and Ultrarunner

In 1983, a 61 year old potato farmer called Cliff Young stunned Australia by winning an epic running race between Sydney and Melbourne.

The victory made Young a legend and helped put ultra-running on the map as a sport.

Witness speaks to ultra-running great Tony Rafferty, who lost to Cliff Young in the 1983 race.

PHOTO: Cliff Young training in gumboots. (Getty Images Sport)

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Mon 2 Apr 2012 01:50 GMT