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61-year-old Sheep Herder Wins the Australian Ultramarathon

In 1983, Australia hosted its ultramarathon, a 573.7 mile foot race from Sydney to Melbourne. This is a race that takes days to run, and professionals from all over the world came to participate. Shortly before the race began, a 61-year-old farmer named Cliff Young, wearing overalls and goulashes over his boots, walked up to the registration table and requested a number to enter the race. The people at the ...

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Robert Smith

December 06, 2011  5:32pm

Cliff was actually wearing galoshes over his boots when he registered, not goulashes, which is a Hungarian stew. Australians made be a bit weird, but not that much...

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Edwin Robinson

September 27, 2011  5:40am

Glad you came around Charles, what a fine illustration of running the race set before us and waiting on the Lord.

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Charles Stearns

August 31, 2011  10:41am

You're right. I apologize. Sometimes I wear out on all the Christian things that marketed today.

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Bruce Fraser

August 30, 2011  8:01pm

To Charles: This item was clearly labelled "sermon illustration" and that's what you came here looking for. That's what this page presents: an excellent story about something strikingly unusual. Now it's up to you to figure out how and where to incorporate this into a sermon -- just as you would do with any illustration.

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Charles Stearns

August 30, 2011  2:21pm

This maybe the opening of the greatest sermon in this history of sermons. But I would appreciate it being labeled as an item for sale in the opening. Then I would use my time for something else. By the way, how much is "The Sermon On The Mount"?

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