Thursday July 9, 2020

Catherine O'Mahony: Eddie Izzard is trying to run 27 marathons. He’s also running for Parliament.

Just what is it that makes some people push themselves so hard?

6th March, 2016
Eddie Izzard’s ultramarathon is so out there, you can’t help but think there must be a joke in there somewhere Picture: Getty

The British comedian Eddie Izzard (remember him?) will be running a marathon today, if all is going to plan. He ran one yesterday as well. And he’s going to run one tomorrow.

At the time of writing – and subject to medical advice – his intention was to run 27 marathons in 27 days (though he won’t precisely make it, as he’s already had to take a day off because he failed a...

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