Blistering Triumph Of Marathon Man Eddie Izzard


THE agony of everyexploding blister and every aching muscle was written across Eddie Izzard’s face in Marathon Man … and still he kept running.

His challenge was to run an incredible 43 marathons in 51 days for Sport Relief notching up more than 1,000 miles along the way.

The popular comedian had never done a marathon before, but undeterred he took the road and began running.

Eddie soon discovered the pain of the long distance runner as blisters began popping up and his legs started to struggle with the challenge of clocking up miles every day.
The experts told him to walk up the hills, to take a rest when necessary, but Eddie wasn’t having any of it. He was relentless even when it was plain to see he was
totally exhausted at times.

“The positive thing about today,” he said lying wearily in the back of the support van, “is ….? There’s nothing positive about today.”

Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man on BBC 3 captured Eddie as he kept going and
going in all weathers and conditions.

It was hard to watch as he struggled in the early stages, but then Eddie seemed to find the physical and mental energy to push ahead with his challenge.

He put up messages on Twitter along the way, was welcomed by passers-by …
and never stopped.

It seemed an impossible challenge, but steady Eddie got the job done.

Written by Momo in: Sport Relief,TV |

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