In 2009 he completed 43 marathons in 51 days for the UK charity event Sports Relief.
We recently published a revised version of our. Now, he joins us to discuss his training, his recovery regime, and the enduring importance of humanity during these divisive times. And that’s no joke. Short bio here 40 words.
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or Get the latest on upcoming Times events with our free newsletter. Eddie had to run a double marathon on the 27th day (as he had spent day 5 in hospital) to complete his final marathon and arrive at the huge statue of Nelson Mandela at The Union Buildings in Pretoria - the place where in 1994, Nelson Mandela had become the first ever democratically elected President of South Africa.
Actually, the first ten you do are a bit rubbish.”, A few hours later – now in daylight – a very breathless Izzard sent an update from the heart of busy Valletta on how he was doing saying: “I’m running through the streets of Malta, in Valletta. British comedian Eddie Izzard has completed his fifth marathon in as many days in Malta. The popular stand-up comedian has been uploading videos of parts of his run on his Twitter account followed by 4.4 million users.
He says funds raised as part of the #MakeHumanityGreatAgain campaign will support cultural exchange projects and education programmes across Europe, as well as Unicef’s work with child refugees.
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“I am knackered and it’s very blowy today, very blowy. And that’s good,” he told those following online from around the world. Mit der jeweiligen Landesflagge in der Hand lief er von London nach Cardiff, weiter nach Belfast und Edinburgh und wieder zurück nach London, 43 Marathons in 51 Tagen. “This is my first time in Malta and in Valletta,” Izzard told his followers as he held a European and Maltese flag.
“So that’s the fifth marathon finished, in Malta. At 5pm he uploaded his final video, after successfully completing his fifth marathon to more than 47,000 people watching his progress over the 13-hour period.
Unfortunately for the comedian, the Malta-leg of his marathon coincided with one of the coldest and windiest days of the winter, thanks to Force Five winds coming from the Arctic. Igendi dolupit volene aut excea velenient ut voluptia cus ape natus utecte porrovite re net aut aruptam dolore sitat.Igendi dolupit volene aut excea velenient ut voluptia cus ape natus utecte porrovite re net. I said the others were tough, but I seem to remember from the last time that it gets easier in a few marathons time.”.
And as you can see in the bushes behind me, its kind of blowy, so I understand that weather can be blowy, but it kind of throws you a bit. Throughout these marathons, Eddie visited communities, organisations and families that have all been helped by the work of Sport Relief.
The comedian and ultra marathoner Eddie Izzard recently completed 29 marathons in 29 days as part of his Make Humanity Great Again Challenge. At age 54, Izzard ran more than 745 miles in total, and raised over $230,000 for charity.
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Support Times of Malta for the price of a coffee. On Wednesday, he began his marathon in the dark at 4am in Valletta, wearing pink lipstick and a blue cap with the words ‘Make Humanity Great Again’ – an ironic play on the slogan used by US President Donald Trump in his 2016 election campaign. Izzard undertook just five weeks' training in preparation for the marathons, which began on 26 July. Izzard launched his physical challenge on January 31 in London to mark Brexit “as a salute to humanity at a time of great division.” The Labour supporter had campaigned on behalf of Remainers since the idea of Brexit began.
The route he ran traced the story of Nelson Mandela’s life; starting from his birthplace of Mvezo, before journeying on through the Eastern Cape to the school and university that he attended, then on to Cape Town and Robben Island where he was imprisoned for 18 of his 27 years.
Join the mailing list. At age 54, Izzard ran more than 745 miles in total, and raised over $230,000 for charity.
It forms part of his personal challenge to run 28 marathons in 28 days in 28 different countries.
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