Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My Hero

The world's best crossdressing comedian, Eddie Izzard, has raised £200,000 for charity by running (seriously) 43 marathons in 52 days. No... not in heels.

Good Sunday Times article:
"So, Eddie," I pant, extending my Dictaphone. "Why (gasp) Are you running? (gasp) Is (puff). It (puff). A Forrest Gump (pant) thing?"

The satyr-like comedian frowns, forehead glistening with sweat. "No," he says. "Forrest Gump didn’t know what he was running for. He just got up one day and started running and grew a big beard. I know what I’m running for: Sport Relief." He pauses. "And ... my beard is under control."

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