Cliff Young


Cliff Young was born on February 8th, 1922 in Beech Forest, Victoria, Australia and is the Runner from Australia. Discover Cliff Young's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 81 years old.

Date of Birth
February 8, 1922
Place of Birth
Beech Forest, Victoria, Australia
Death Date
Nov 2, 2003 (age 81)
Zodiac Sign
Athletics Competitor, Farmer
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About Cliff Young

Albert Ernest Clifford Young, OAM (8 February 1922 – 2 November 2003) was an Australian potato farmer and athlete from Beech Forest, Victoria, best known for his unexpected win of the inaugural Sydney to Melbourne Ultramarathon in 1983 at 61 years of age.

Early life

Born the eldest son and the third of seven children of Mary and Albert Ernest Young on 8 February 1922, Albert Ernest Clifford Young grew up on a farm in Beech Forest in southwestern Victoria. The family farm was approximately 2,000 acres (810 ha) in size with approximately 2,000 sheep. As a child Young was forced to round up the stock on foot as the family were very poor during the depression and could not afford horses.

Personal life

Young was a vegetarian from 1973 until his death. He lived at the family home with his mother and brother Sid. Cliff had never married, but after the 1983 race, at 62 years of age, he married 23-year-old Mary Howell. The race sponsor, Westfield, hosted the wedding for the entertainment of shoppers. Young and Howell divorced five years later. Renowned for his ungainly running style, Young ran more than 20,000 kilometres during his competitive career. After five years of illness and several strokes, he died of cancer at the age of 81 on 2 November 2003 at his home in Queensland.

A memorial in the shape of a gumboot in Beech Forest is dedicated to Young and the Cliff Young Drive and Cliff Young Park there are named after him.