Marathon Man

I recently watched Marathon Man, a BBC documentary about Eddie Izzard’s journey to run 27 marathons across 27 days in South Africa.

Why 27? One marathon for each year that Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. It was in Mandela’s honour that Eddie set up the challenge with Sport Relief.

Catching snippets of the London Marathon over the weekend was a reminder of how great a feat running a single marathon is. I’m in awe that Eddie managed 27 across 27 days in the South African heat! His perseverance and determination are an inspiration.

He even managed to find the time to gift the world nuggets of wisdom like the following between runs:

What do you do in life? What do you create? What do you make? What do you add to the human existence? That’s what matters. It all comes back to Nelson Mandela. Try and put something into the world. Make something positive.

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