Izzard begins first of 27 marathons


Eddie Izzard starts running 27 marathons for Sport Relief

Image caption Izzard tweeted a photo of himself beside Mbashe river in South Africa as he began his first marathon

Eddie Izzard has begun the first of the 27 marathons he"s running for Sport Relief.

The comedian plans to run a marathon a day for the next 27 days - one for each year Nelson Mandela spent in prison.

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