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    No joke: British comedian runs 43 marathons in 51 days

    LONDON (AFP) Ė British actor and comedian Eddie Izzard met Prime Minister Gordon Brown Wednesday after running 43 marathons in 51 days for charity.

    Izzard, known for his surreal comic riffs, cross-dressing and roles in films like "Valkyrie" and "Ocean's Thirteen", finished his 1,100 mile (1,770 kilometre), seven-week tour of Britain Tuesday.

    "I feel really good," said Izzard as he met Brown at Downing Street.

    "My legs hurt, my body hurts, I'm very tired. I lost my toenails, had blisters and stuff, but to finish, it's kind of like science fiction in a way."

    The double Emmy Award winner, not previously noted for his athleticism, carried out just five weeks' training for the epic feat. Typically, runners are advised to take up to three weeks' rest between marathons.

    Explaining how he got through it, Izzard added: "I just had to keep going, I just get determined to do strange things."

    This has previously included performing an entire stand-up gig in French -- in Paris.

    His "Eddie Iz Running" challenge has so far raised over 200,000 pounds (225,000 euros, 330,000 dollars) for Sport Relief, which helps vulnerable people in Britain and in poor countries around the world.

    Izzard was followed by an ice cream van which handed out free ice creams to supporters, plus a sports therapist.

    He also revealed that he is interested in a career in politics but will probably not stand for another 10 years or so.
    I will never pretend I am in good enough shape to run 43 marathons in 51 days.

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    Shit.

    I get beat down running two blocks for a can of dip.
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    Congrats to him. That is amazing.
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    that's just nuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    that's just nuts

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    I don't think it's nuts. It certainly beats showing pictures of sick kids while standing in a nice air conditioned studio. He made his pitch Forrest Gump style (kinda). I love the fact that he was followed by an ice cream truck.

    I think Eddie Izzard is a one-of-a-kind talent...and a kind heart.
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    Man, I love Eddie Izzard. Funny Guy. BUt, if i did this, i'd pass out at about 1/2 mile into it.


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    have a better chance of me running a marathon if you put the ice cream truck in front of me!

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    Eddie Izzard is a comedic genius. My husband and I have been fans of his for years. We've been lucky to see him twice!

    So........ yeah.

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    Yeah, that HBO special the above clips are from is brilliant; "Do have a flag?"

    I wish he'd do more of that and less of the acting in (often) shitty movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    have a better chance of me running a marathon if you put the ice cream truck in front of me!
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    "I'm just trying to figure out why you donít have any clothes on," the deputy said.

    "Me too," Krauss replied.

    "Donít forget! One sperm can ruin your whole day!"

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    Shit.

    I get beat down running two blocks for a can of dip.
    Sweedish fag dip? What, your pinche Alpaca pussied out on you? And you couldn't saddle that fucker to the corner store? What a douche! Out.
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    its an amazing achievement, made even sweeter by the fact (according to the British press/BBC) he only trained for five weeks! it would take me 500yrs to train for something like that!

    i love Izzards humour, he reminds me of a modern day Spike Milligan, only in a dress!
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    I love him too. He's great. I love people who just dont give a damn and are who they are. This was a cool but nuts thing to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stilleddiesangel View Post
    I love him too. He's great. I love people who just dont give a damn and are who they are. This was a cool but nuts thing to do.
    Yep. A true individual. A genuine guy and by the sounds of it, a genuinely nice guy.

    Also. Mad as fuck.

    This last bit is important.
    A man could lose himself in a country like this.

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