He ran 486 miles without sleeping! He didn't even know there was prize money at the end! He KNEW he could do it even when everyone else thought he was CRAZY!
In the past, runners would run for 18 hours and sleep 6 but Cliff Young didn't know this. He did it his way, explaining that he grew up chasing his sheep on 2000 acres when storms would come in. He said "It took a few days, but I always caught them!"
President Monson gave a talk entitled "Finishers Wanted" in 1989.LDS.org - Ensign Article - “Finishers Wanted” He talked of passing by a store window that had this sign. He talks of the Lord wants us to be FINISHERS!
We all have our own way of doing things, our own "shuffle" so to speak but don't discount your abilities. Cliff Young WON with that shuffle and today this race has been won at least 3 other times by people doing the Young shuffle as it is called now.
We just need to keep our eye on the finish... what ever that finish may be for each of us, I know we ALL realize it is so much more than a fitness goal. Our fitness goals are going to HELP us get to the REAL FINISH!!!
LOVE YOU GUYS!