Eddie Izzard Halts Marathon Tribute To Nelson Mandela
Comedian Eddie Izzard has been forced to put his latest running challenge, a tribute to Nelson Mandela, on hold.
He had hoped to complete 27 marathons in 27 consecutive days, in honour of the 27 years the former South African President spent in prison.
However Izzard has called a temporary halt to the challenge after completing just four marathons.
In a message on his Facebook page, the comedian blamed "unforeseen medical complications".
He said "severe terrain, humidity and altitude" were among a "multitude" of factors.
Izzard, 50, still hopes to complete the challenge, which is being filmed for a documentary to be broadcast this autumn.
I don't want to be a curmudgeon because this is obviously still really hard, but are people realizing that this is not at marathon pace (his training page shows 11+ minute miles, which is only slightly faster than a brisk walk)?
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