Commentary

June 13, 2014

Chaplain’s Thoughts

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theadore Wilson

Albert Ernest
Clifford Young

“I like to finish what I start doing. I like to see it through to the end, to the best of my ability.”

~ Albert Ernest Clifford Young

Until April 1983 Cliff Young was known primarily as a potato farmer from rural Australia. But at age 61, Cliff, who’d never run professionally, or competitively, decided he wanted to run a marathon. But not just any marathon, Cliff set his sights on running in the 875k Westfield Sydney to Melbourne ultra-marathon. Many laughed as he showed up on April 27, 1983, alongside some of the ultra-marathon greats. Many thought it a publicity stunt, others feared for Cliff’s life and safety. But Cliff started the race. As the race continued Cliff was found not only to be doing OK, he was progressing. As others slept, Cliff took naps and ran with a slow odd shuffling stride. Five and half days and 544 miles later, at 1:30 a.m. Cliff crossed the finish line. Against all odds, Cliff Young had not only finished the race, he’d won. He’d busted the previous seven-day run time and invented a new energy efficient ultra-running form now known as the “Young Shuffle.” Never let someone underestimate you. Be the person you know you can be.

Courtesy of Chaplain (Capt.) Joseph Fisher

56th Fighter Wing Chapel

 




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