Friday, November 4, 2011

Eddie Izzard's Barefoot Running Adventure

Eddie Izzard is one of my favorite comedians.  Possibly even my most favorite.  Since most of the video I've seen of Eddie usually features some sort of stiletto heeled boot I was surprised to hear that he was a runner.  But not just a runner.  More like a freakin machine.  In 2009, he ran 43 marathons in 51 days.  After five weeks of training.  Five weeks of training.  Five.

Now, he is planning a barefoot run across Africa.  That's right an 1,100 mile barefoot run across Africa.  It is a charity fund-raiser for the British charity Sport Relief.  Eddie's first running stunt was also a fund-raiser for Sport Relief.  Sport Relief itself is a fund-raiser for Comedy Relief.  That is a lot of relief!  Anyway, they raise funds to help people who need help, which is a great reason to run!

Here's a quick story on Eddie's upcoming adventure.  There isn't a lot of details yet, but follow Eddie on Twitter and I'm sure he will be keeping us up to date on the run early next year.

Here's a little taste of Eddie's stand-up for your enjoyment.  My favorite clip of him on YouTube.  I will bet you can figure out why.  Enjoy!

Here's one more, just because you deserve it. Also because it's about Star Wars.

1 comment:

  1. Hilarious! I have not seen him before... loved it. Funny guy... AND 43 marathons in 51 days?? unbelievable.. thanks for the laugh.. have a great weekend.