Marathon Man



A Blog by Eddie Izzard in The Huffington Post.


So the plan on paper is a simple one. Complete a marathon every day for 27 days across South Africa. Unfortunately when you step off the paper and onto the concrete, gravel and rocky roads there’s a little more to it.

Those with a good memory amongst you may recall that I tried something similar about four years ago and was forced to stop by a Doctor who told me that I’d die if I didn’t.

Now I’m back and trying it again.

Why 27? Why South Africa? Why not just stay on the sofa all day eating Frosties? These are good, solid questions and ones I contemplate every morning when the alarm goes off at 3.30am and I attempt to get as many miles in as possible before my big orange foe, the Sun, makes its not inconsiderable presence felt.

I chose 27 marathons in 27 days as a small tribute to the 27 years Nelson Mandela spent in prison and en route I will be passing through many of the places which figured in his extraordinary life.


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