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Eddie Izzard completes mega seven-week marathon

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I don't know why, but for some reason the fact that Eddie Izzard generally works in drag makes this story even more amazing.

I'm in pain just THINKING about running 1100 miles.

His feet and ankles took the most punishment over the 1,100-mile route from London to Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh and back to London. ‘I had about five or six blisters at the top and it’s now down to two on the outer toes,’ he said.

‘They look like aliens. And I lost my toenails on my outer toes as well. I don’t think I’ve lost weight because it turns into muscle, so you probably put on weight. I’ve probably leaned up.’

And now he's running 27 marathons around South Africa in honor of Nelson Mandela's 27 years in prison:

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