Eddie Izzard Completes ‘Mandela Marathon’ For Sports Relief | Inspiration
Comedian Eddie Izzard has completed an unbelievable 27 marathons in 27 days to raise money for Sport Relief, revisiting the challenge after his first attempt in 2012 where he had to pull out due to health reasons.
Izzard completed the challenge beneath the giant statue of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, whom the mammoth task was dedicated too. Izzard specifically chose 27 marathons due to Mandela’s 27 years in prison.
This webpage, has followed Izzard’s journey right from the beginning. It has shown his encounter with a range of emotions, challenges and spectacular moments in the South African outback, not to mention his incredible choice of nails as transgender waving the flag for the LGBT community.
As previously reported during his first 10 days, Izzard’s task became even more demanding by day 9 as he was already a marathon and a quarter behind, meaning that for the next few days he found himself running more than the initial required distance of a full marathon.
Izzards unbelievable feat was rounded off by running two whole marathons on the final day heading into Johannesburg. Izzard’s efforts raised more than £1.35 million of the current £57 million total raised by Sports Relief.
“Don’t do this at home” – Eddie Izzard
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