Eddie Izzard… is a marathon runner?

This is pretty darn amazing.

For those of who who have missed the off-kilter, astute humor of Eddie Izzard, I do pity you a bit. But with the miracle of you-tube you can now figure out what you’re missing (or you could always legitimately buy the dvds…):

At any rate, he was a sort of hidden gem whilst I was in college, but he now is a much more visible entity in movies and television. Turns out he decided to do something rather crazy and admirable. He is running 43 marathons in 51 days to run money for the charity Sport Relief, which is essentially tied to Comic Relief who uses the money for the disadvantaged in the UK as well as the world’s poorest countries.

The BBC News article can be accessed here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8256589.stm

Go Eddie, Go!

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