It’s hard to comprehend the magnitude of Eddie Izzard’s marathon feat. The cross dressing comic has run 43 marathons in the space of 51 days to raise money for Comic Relief. In comparison the great British adventure Sir Ranulph Fiennes only managed to run 7 marathons in 7 days.
Izzard, who confessed to having no sporting inclination in the build-up to the marathon trek, has covered a mind boggling 1,100 miles of the British Isles.
After finishing the jaunt in Trafalgar Square, London, Izzard said ‘I’m going to have a party somewhere that’s dry and then I’m going to sleep for a week.’
The double Emmy award-winning comedian played down the achievement by saying ‘I don’t think what I did is that amazing, anyone can do it.’
Watch a weary Izzard complete his charity jaunt below.