The great symbol of human endurance under conditions of strict competition, is the marathon. Traditionally it is a 26.2 mile or 42 kilometer event but the Westfield Sydney to Melbourne Marathon is 875 kilometers. This program follows the marathon and the training techniques, including the physical and psychological hardships endured by the 11 main runners. Among them is 61-year-old Cliff Young who leads the race and proves that age is not such a big obstacle. Mike Willesee is the writer and producer for this 1983 video that runs for 60 minutes.