Sunday, March 21, 2010

Unique amongst men

I caught, totally by chance, the BBC1 screening tonight of the Eddie Izzard round-Britain marathon challenge (its currently on iPlayer if you're interested) ... he ran 43 marathons in 51 days (over 1,100 miles) all round Britain, and the documentary about his experiences was just totally inspiring.

Now, believe it or not, many (and I do mean many!) years ago I ran 5 marathons in 1 year and found that challenging enough, so what Eddie Izzard completed last year - all in aid of Sport Relief - really did seem just incredible to me and I ended up in total awe at what he'd achieved by the end of the programme.

He quite simply displayed the most absolutely amazing strength of character. Unique amongst men, indeed ...

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