HomeOther Eddie Izzard completes marathon challenge – BBC News March 14, 2018 Other No Comments Tweet Pin It Image copyright PA Image caption Izzard finished his epic challenge at 15:15 GMT on Sunday Comedian Eddie Izzard has completed his challenge in South Africa to run 27 marathons in 27 days for Sport Relief. The 54-year-old had needed to run a doubled marathon on Sunday, finishing beneath a giant statue of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. Izzard attempted a similar feat in South Africa in 2012 but had to pull out for health reasons. It was confirmed earlier that the comedian’s endurance accomplishment had raised more than 1m for the charity appeal. “That was very, very tough, ” he told reporters on Sunday as he swigged from a celebratory bottle of sparkling white wine. The 27 marathons were intended to reflect the 27 years Mr Mandela had spent in prison before becoming South Africa’s first black president. Read more: www.bbc.co.uk About The Author Related Posts Other 10 Easy New York Getaways That ... By February 22, 2017 Other 6 Amazing Drugstore Mascaras That Cost ... By August 13, 2017 Other After A Minnesota Snowfall, This Man ... By February 23, 2018 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.