Eddie Izzard – Marathon Man

All I can say is that I have the HUGEST amount of respect for Eddie Izzard having watched him run around the UK – completing 43 marathons (1166 miles) in just 51 days.

I’ve been a fan of Izzard for some time now, however his achievement on this has been staggering –  it just makes me respect him a whole lot more – and shows a completely different side to him! The Special Sports Personality Of The Year award for 2009 was definitely well deserved.

The 4 part programme was tucked away on BBC Three at a stupidly late time (why?!) and so I reckon many people may not have seen this documentary, however if you get chance  please look the show up on BBC iPlayer – it is genuinely one of the most inspirational pieces of television that I have ever seen!

Last night on Sport Relief they announced the total amount of sponsorship for him raised so far – a colossal £1.2 million (I put £30 of that in heh!…and there’s still more money coming in from across the country). An absolutely outstanding achievement I think we’d all agree.

Eddie Izzard – Gentleman, Comedian, Actor, Activist, Action Transvestite – I salute you! 😀

PLEASE SPARE A MOMENT (AND ANY SPARE CASH YOU MAY HAVE)  TO SPONSOR EDDIE VIA HIS SPORT RELIEF PAGE!

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Thirty-Two year old northern lad; living out in the Peak District and rediscovering life after having had a brain tumour.

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