Eddie Izzard given BBC Sports Personality special award


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.

Izzard completed the endurance event following just five weeks of training.

In 2006, fellow comedian David Walliams also received a special award for swimming the Channel for Sport Relief.

After picking up the award, Izzard explained that he took up the idea of running round the country as “a health idea”. “But I’m no athlete,” he told the crowd. “Not like everybody here tonight.”

“It was really tough,” he added. “Everything was painful. People asked me if I enjoyed the running but I enjoyed the stopping! I staggered, I ran and I crawled.”


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  • Lizard

    Huzzay! Fantastic video of his mental strength and overall endurance. I doff my hat again to you Mr. Izzard.

    Comment | December 13, 2009

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