Eddie Izzard Runs 43 Marathons for Sport Relief

From BBC News: “Comedian Eddie Izzard has been honoured with a special award at the 2009 BBC Sports Personality of the Year for his epic marathon feats for Sport Relief. The 47-year-old popular comedian ran an incredible 43 marathons around the UK, covering 1,100 miles in just 51 days and raised over £200,000 for charity. ‘It was really tough. Everything was painful. People asked me if I enjoyed the running but I enjoyed the stopping! I staggered, I ran and I crawled.’ ” Read the full story here. Thanks to daredevil for the heads-up!

5 Responses

  1. wolfloversk says:

    Wow, I sure wish I could do that, but I lack strength, speed, and endurance.

  2. icarus says:

    An absolutely amazing acheivement by Eddie Izzard. Massive congratulations all round. 43 Marathons in 51 days is mind-blowingly impressive, even more so when you consider he is not even close to being considered an "athlete". And to raise that much money for Charity in the process, well what can you say? Well done Eddie! A fully deserved reward for a fantastic acheivement!

  3. Me Sa U Sa says:

    Wierd. =D

  4. Lucille Brown says:

    That's cool.

  5. ChristProclamer says:

    Cool; I didn't know he was doing anything like this.