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If this is true, it's remarkable...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    ...even if he wasn't wearing heals.

    Eddie Izzard runs 43 marathons in 7 weeks...there must be something more to this story:

  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Impressive effort by Izzard to raise money and awareness for a charity.

  3. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    About 161 miles per week.
  4. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    I'm calling shenanigans on this.

    23 miles per day; EVERY DAY; For 7 weeks.

    like tv said; if it's true, this is one of the most incredible feats of human endurance ever.
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Not every day. And we don't know how long it took him to run/walk the 26.2 miles on the 43 days he did run. He might have taken 10-12 hours per day.

    Plus, he had a BBC film crew tagging along documenting it.
  6. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Terry Fox a great Canadian hero disagrees. He averaged just under a marathon a day for 143 days. He did this on one leg while battling cancer.

    ESPN has a movie coming out on him that is being directed by Steve Nash.

    Here is a Little background on Fox.

  7. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    I think Eddie must've been chased by bees the entire way. ;D
  8. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    I love Eddie Izzard. One of the funniest people walking on this earth right now. I'm following him on twitter and he's been tweeting about this throughout. A great feat for a great cause.

    "Tea and cake or death?"
  9. Bad Guy Zero

    Bad Guy Zero Active Member

    The first film made for HBO - the first made for any cable network - was The Terry Fox Story. It's premier airing was in 1983. It was a staple of the HBO lineup for a couple of years. I haven't seen it in well over 20 years. I do recall that it was a well done little flick.

    I've been following Izzard on my Twitter page as well though I haven't been having his tweets sent to my cell.
  10. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Jerry Lindgren used to do 88 mile mountain runs on weekends. This is totally possible.
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Yea, right.

    This guy, though, he did it and it was real:

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