Injured Izzard on 1,000-mile run

whereintheworld[From Yahoo UK]

Eddie Izzard is making a bid to run more than 1,000 miles in seven weeks to raise cash for Sport Relief.

The comedian, 47, who has only been training for around a month, set off on his adventure from London on Monday and ran with a bandaged leg on Tuesday as he reached the Basingstoke area of Hampshire.

Izzard’s publicist, Karon Maskill, who described him as “not a runner”, said the comedian – who will run about 30 miles a day – went into training just four weeks ago. Izzard will carry flags representing the countries he runs through as he continues his epic Eddie Iz Running challenge, taking in Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh.

He has already sustained a few minor injuries, including one to his hamstring during training, as well as shin problems.

“He got a blister which started today,” Ms Maskill said on Tuesday.

She said of Izzard’s feat: “It’s an idea that’s been bubbling for 10 years.”

Ms Maskill said the response from the public had been good, adding: “They’re honking him with their horn.”

An ice cream van accompanying Izzard is giving out ice creams in the hope that people will make donations in return. Two tents, a camper van and a sports therapist are also among Izzard’s entourage.

The public can show their support by sponsoring Izzard via his website www.eddieizzard.com and follow his incredible journey on his Twitter feed www.twitter.com/eddieizzard.

Since 2002, the Sport Relief charity has raised millions of pounds and next year’s event will take place between March 19 to 21.

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