Comedian Runs 27 Marathons In 27 Days And His Final Day Sounds Like The Most Painful Experience Ever

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A marathon takes a tremendous toll on the body. After completing a marathon, a person really isn’t supposed to run another marathon again for at least six months to a year. Comedian Eddie Izzard did 27 marathons in 27 days and that sounds dangerous as hell.

Eddie Izzard has said running 27 marathons in 27 days was the hardest thing he has ever done, as he thanked all his supporters who helped him raise more than £1m for Sport Relief.

The 54-year-old comedian completed his grueling challenge, a tribute to the 27 years Nelson Mandela spent in prison before becoming the first black president of South Africa, by running two marathons on Sunday.

Izzard crossed the final finish line under a giant statue of Nelson Mandela in Pretoria to cheering, applause and chants of “Eddie, Eddie, Eddie”.

The hardest thing you ever had to do? You’re kidding.

Over the 707-mile route he battled dehydration, heat exhaustion and sunstroke. He was forced to take an unscheduled rest day on the fifth day of the challenge, which meant he had to complete two marathons on the final day.

That’s just absolutely absurd. I’m all for raising money but that’s a suicide mission. There’s nothing funny about it.

“I can’t stand upright, I have a huge blister and I’m exhausted. But I’m delighted.”

I’d see a doctor about more than just the blister, Ed.

[via The Guardian]

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