Comedian Eddie Izzard Runs 43 More Marathons Than I Plan to Participate In

Eddie Izzard isn't the flavor of comedian preferred by everyone, but he really is a pretty talented person both as a standup comedian and as an actor. (I thought he did an admirable job in the short-lived FX series, The Riches.) Anyway, Izzard is best known for wearing makeup and women's clothing while doing his routine and telling hilarious jokes like the Death Star Canteen (slightly NSFW). Now Izzard is completing his 43rd marathon in 52 days. Just what you'd expect from an out-of-shape crossdresser, of course.
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↵⇥ "If you imagine you drive in a tiny Mini across a wasteland where there is no petrol station and the petrol gauge is always on empty, that is me. ↵⇥

↵⇥"I put a little in every night and the needle moves and then the next day I'm below empty again. I am falling asleep when I'm talking to people." ↵⇥

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↵Too many great comedians have killed themselves with drugs and alcohol, so kudos to Izzard for attempting to do it while being physically fit. OK, so he's not actively trying to kill himself. The whole thing is for Sport Relief, which raises money that "will be spent in the UK to help give those living in disadvantaged and divided communities a better life; and will help children and young people in the world’s poorest countries, faced with the daily reality of extreme poverty, abuse and exploitation," according to the organization's FAQ page. ↵

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↵You can follow Izzard's exploits as he wraps things up on Twitter. ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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