Eddie Izzard – Eddie Izzard Planning Barefoot Desert Trek For Charity

[from contactmusic.com]

British funnyman Eddie Izzard is planning to run barefoot through the African desert to raise money for charity, according to a U.K. report.
The actor has pushed himself to the limits to raise funds for good causes in recent years, including running 1,100 miles (1,770 kilometres) across the U.K. in 51 days in 2009.

Now he plans to complete his toughest challenge yet by running without shoes through the hot African landscape to boost funds for British charity Sport Relief, according to U.K. newspaper the Daily Mirror.

A source tells the publication, “It’s only a couple of months before the challenge is due to start so he really needs to get training. But last time he only started running five weeks before his first marathon so maybe he’s hoping the same build-up will work again.

“No one has ever done anything like this barefoot before so in a way he’s stepping into the unknown. It’s definitely his toughest challenge yet.”

The run is slated to take place in January or February (12).

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