Gold plated gumboot with inscription. Awarded to Australian champion ultra-marathon runner Cliff Young. The award, a size 5 right foot gumboot, features an inscription on one side which reads: "The Inaugural/GOLDEN GUMBOOT AWARD/Presented to/CLIFF YOUNG/by/NETWORK 10/June 13 1983/for/REMARKABLE ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT". Young was famous for his shuffle running style and for wearing gumboots and long trousers while training more than 30km daily at his Victorian farming property.
0 - Whole: H: 290 W: 260 D: 120mm (H: 11 7/16 W: 10 1/4 D: 4 3/4")
Cliff Young; 05 May 1921; 02 Nov 2003