Eddie Izzard’s visit features in TV show

[from walesonline.co.uk]

COMEDIAN Eddie Izzard’s visit to Cardiff during his gruelling 1,166-mile run for Sport Relief will be televised as part of a three-part documentary next week.

The flamboyant funnyman visited Cardiff in the summer during his challenge to run 43 marathons in 51 days.

The 48-year-old comic, who once went to St John boarding school in Porthcawl, used the Welsh leg of his journey to go back to his roots.

At the time he said: “Everyone’s been fantastic, from the minute I came over the Severn Bridge there have been people cheering me on, leaning out of windows and hooting their horns.”

The Hollywood star, who has starred in big budget movies including Ocean’s 12 and 13 alongside George Clooney and Brad Pitt, was only six when he lost his midwife mother.

The documentary will follow Izzard from his five-week preparation through to the completion of his challenge.

The comedian, who endured crippling injuries, painful stomach problems from his diet of more than 6,000 calories a day and a routine of nightly ice baths, said: “It’s been hell, 26 miles a day is a lot.

“At first the last six miles were agony. Then it changed to the first six miles. Then it was the middle chunk. Then it was pretty much all the same.”

Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man will air on BBC Three on Sunday, March 4.

Written by Momo in: News |

1 Comment »

  • That’s Thursday March 4th…just so people don’t get the wrong day of the week 🙂

    Comment | February 25, 2010

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