Eddie Izzard - ultra runner

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Mar 2016
10:40pm, 28 Mar 2016
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swittle
Worth catching on iPlayer, BBC2, 'Eddie Izzard: Marathon Runner For Sport Relief'.

[just finishing now, Eddie & the prog.]
Mar 2016
10:45pm, 28 Mar 2016
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Diogenes
Just watched this, amazing and inspiring, made me make a donation.
Mar 2016
11:02pm, 28 Mar 2016
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jennywren
Me too
Mar 2016
7:43am, 29 Mar 2016
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jude
Me too, he's incredible. Shows the power of the mind. If everyone had an ounce of that Eddie-ness, what a world it would be
Mar 2016
8:19am, 29 Mar 2016
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Doctor K
Great effort by Eddie. Very determined too.
Mar 2016
8:47am, 29 Mar 2016
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swittle
His trip on the steps up to the Mandela statue held great significance in terms of the man's words:

"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again."
Mar 2016
8:55am, 29 Mar 2016
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Diogenes
I did think it rather bad planning to make him climb some steps at the end of a double a
Mar 2016
9:11am, 29 Mar 2016
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swittle
Indeed! I wasn't suggesting the trip was stage managed.
Mar 2016
12:50pm, 29 Mar 2016
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Surrey Phil
Watched the programme last night - a fantastic effort. I wonder what I can achieve with a team around me when I run? Just kidding.

Also saw True Grit with Gareth Thomas, Donovan Bailey, Iwan Thomas and James Toseland taking on the Man v Horse challenge. Tough event nevertheless.
Mar 2016
6:58am, 31 Mar 2016
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Glennj
Watched the programme last night, very inspiring, that was mind over matter, well done Eddie..

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