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A new podcast from The Foundation for a Better Life with inspiring values-based stories from around the world.

The Pass It On.com Podcast The Foundation for a Better Life

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A new podcast from The Foundation for a Better Life with inspiring values-based stories from around the world.

    Cliff Young

    Cliff Young

    Listen to the inspiring story of Cliff Young, an Australian farmer who won the 1983 Sydney-to-Melbourne ultramarathon in record time. Despite being 61 years old and wearing gumboots, Cliff finished the 544-mile race in just five days, 15 hours and four minutes, beating the previous best time by nine hours. What's even more remarkable is that Cliff didn't have any formal training or preparation for the race, having only herded sheep on foot as a farmer.
    His unique "shuffle" running style, which he used throughout the night, allowed him to close the gap with the other runners and ultimately take the lead. After winning the race, Cliff gave away his prize money to the other finishers, saying they did it tougher than him. Cliff Young's remarkable perseverance and persistence is an inspiration to us all.
    Persistence... Pass It On®.

    • 6 min
    Bearer of Joy

    Bearer of Joy

    Listen to our newest inspiring story from World War II about Wojtek, a Syrian brown bear who became a symbol of hope for Polish soldiers. Hear how Wojtek brought joy and smiles to those who needed it most during the darkest moments of war.

    • 8 min
    The Great Race

    The Great Race

    Listen to the harrowing story of the 1925 serum run to Nome, Alaska, which a
    team of 20 dog sled drivers and their teams traveled 647 miles in 127
    hours and 30 minutes to deliver life-saving diphtheria antitoxin to the
    town of Nome. Press Forward... Pass It On.

    • 9 min

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