Eddie Izzard running 27 marath

Eddie Izzard running 27 marathons in South Africa… all in the name of charity [video]

The video is worth watching if for no other reason than hearing Eddie Izzard’s say “Rondomskrik”.

Eddie Izzard running 27 marath

British comedian Eddie Izzard is currently making his way across South Africa… all to raise money for charity.

Izzard is attempting to raise funds for Sport Relief by running 27 marathons in 27 days. The number 27 was chosen to commemorate the number of years Nelson Mandela spent in prison.

He said: “This is the toughest thing I’ve ever done but determination is key, and I’m determined to finish this time.

“Thank you for all the support, please keep doing what you’re doing and I’ll keep doing what I’m doing!”

In true Izzard style, he celebrated reaching the halfway mark recently by popping some champagne at the side of the ride and glugging it down in a plastic cup. As ever, his nailpolish was on fleek. He’s just finished his 19th run.

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But Izzard’s running is not just about raising money for Sport Relief, the charity he has chosen to support. It’s also about raising awareness about the plight of millions of South Africans, especially children, who are often ignored. Here Izzard is visiting Rondomskrik and POP – or Path out of Poverty.