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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:37 AM
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Eddie Izzard: 43 marathons in 51 days!
(I'd be happy with ONE)!



It's the last leg of Eddie Izzard's 43 marathons in 51 days. How did the less than athletic comic pull off such a feat of endurance?

Running into London's Trafalgar Square on Tuesday, Eddie Izzard took the last of 1.6m steps, from the 43 marathons he has completed in 51 days.

He has run at least 27 miles a day, six days a week, over the past seven weeks, covering more than 1,110 miles of England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

An ''exhausted'' Eddie Izzard runs through the finishing line

The aim - to raise what he calls, in classic whimsical Izzard style, "billions" for charity Sport Relief.

Just the one marathon race is enough for super-fit modern athletes, and the pinnacle of achievement for "fun runners". The suggested recovery time afterwards is two to three weeks.

More: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8256589.stm
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:58 AM
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1. 5 weeks of training
He is brilliant- It just goes to show what the human mind can make the body do. His mental strength is amazing.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:03 AM
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2. In flats or heels? n/t
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:06 PM
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12. ROFL!!!!!
:rofl:
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:06 AM
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3. That's crazy!...............
According to the article, he only had 5 weeks of training before he started. Good for him.

Makes me want to pick up my shoes and start running again. IF a 47 yo EI can run this much w/ little training, my potentially running 3-4 mi a day is nothing.
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wearenotmissing Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:07 AM
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4. wow
I didn't know that Eddie could actually run!!

Well done Eddie!

Has anyone seen his series called Mogrel Nation? It was Brilliant! It was a serious history of Britain done in the whimsical Eddie style.

Got to love Eddie!

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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:21 AM
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8. I haven't seen that. Is it available on DVD?
I love his takes on history during his stand up routines!
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wearenotmissing Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:01 PM
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9. Mongrel Nation
Mongrel Nation is on Youtube. Well Bits of it. I'd google is and see if it it is on some of the big DVD sites. If you like eddie, Put "Pavlov's Cat" into a search on Youtube, it is Hillarious!

Enjoy!
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wearenotmissing Donating Member (33 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:03 PM
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10. Pavlov's cat by Eddie
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:18 PM
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14. Lol! That was great!
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:11 AM
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5. Tank crossing, indeed!
:thumbsup:
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:19 AM
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6. He should have been planting flags along the way.
He'd own half of England now. :)
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:21 AM
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7. if you check out the map in that article, he circled the entire island
He'd own the whole damn thing!

:rofl:
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:32 PM
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11. Cakewalk or death.
:thumbsup:
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:15 PM
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13. He is, after all, an "action transvestite."
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 01:15 PM by gmoney
Or is that an "executive transvestite"?

But yes, this is so massive, when I saw the story, I thought it was some sort of joke...
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