A Scottish band once had a hit about walking 500 miles. Leave it to an English comedian to run 1,000.
Eddie Izzard will be running 30 miles a day for seven weeks, circling the UK, to raise money for Sport Relief – a biennial charity from Comic Relief that aids the world’s poor. He started Monday.
“I think some people are going: ‘Who is this idiot, get out of the way,’ but the majority of people are honking their horns to say hello,” said Izzard.
Follow Izzard on Twitter to get frequent updates about his journey.