Eddie Izzard Honored for Charity Marathon Run
Comedian and actor Eddie Izzard has been honored for his marathon trek through the UK this summer. Eddie ran 43 (FORTY-THREE!!!!!) marathons in nearly as many days this summer to raise money for Comic Relief organization.
While accepting his special award at the annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Izzard was very humbled by the honor.
He said, “I’m no athlete. Not like everybody here tonight. It was really tough. Everything was painful. People asked me if I enjoyed the running but I enjoyed the stopping! I staggered, I ran and I crawled”.
In total Eddie ran 1,100 miles and raise over $300,000 (£200,000) in 51 days.