Eddie Izzard plans to hotfoot it through Africa for Sport Relief
Tim Clark1 November 2011
Comedian Eddie Izzard has allegedly hatched plans to run barefoot through Africa for charity.
Izzard, 49, has said he is considering the idea of ditching his trainers to run 1,100 miles through the African continent for Sport Relief.
According to the Daily Mirror a source close to Izzard said “last time he only started running five weeks before his first marathon so maybe he's hoping the same build-up will work again.
"I'm not sure he knows what he's letting himself in for but he's still in great shape and determined to go the distance.
"No one has ever done anything like this barefoot before so in a way he's stepping into the unknown. It's definitely his toughest challenge yet."
Izzard has completed a similar length endurance race before when he ran 1,100 miles across the UK in 51 days in 2009, however if he accepts this challenge it will be much tougher prospect.
Speaking about the run Eddie Izzard’s spokeswoman Karon Maskill said there hadn’t been any concrete plans put in place.
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