Monday, April 18, 2011

Inspiring Person #12

Eddie Izzard. Yes, the genius behind the Death Star Canteen bit is also an inspiration for runners. He ran 43 marathons in 51 days to raise £200,000 for Sport Relief. Izzard clocked up more than 27 miles – further than a marathon – every day, six days a week, since he started. He trained for only five weeks before his Herculean effort. When he started, he was completing the daily distance in around ten hours. By the time he had finished he had halved his time to a little over five.


  1. Love this! I was following him on Twitter when he was running. It was crazy. He's amazing! (and so are all your other inspirations!)

  2. I love how his running actually improved over the 51 days. I know running gets better with practice, but I would have thought his over-the-top efforts would cause issues that would counter that.