What's it all about?
Running into London’s Trafalgar Square on Tuesday 15 September, Eddie Izzard completed the last of 43 marathons for his Sport Relief challenge. He has run at least 27 miles a day, 6 days a week for 7 weeks, covering a mind-blowing 1,110 miles across the UK. Eddie Iz Running will be shown on BBC Three as part of Sport Relief in early 2010.
It's the night before the 43rd marathon attempt, and Eddie is in reflective mood. Speaking after the team's final meal, he recalls the different reactions he has received on his journey around the country, and talks about one of the amazing people he met on the road - Rosie Swale Pope, who ran around the world.
Injuries and illness remain a problem, with chest pains and an ankle injury being major causes for concern. Eddie also discusses how he'll approach the final day running through London - he has made up his own Urban Rules to get him through the final 26.2 miles.
Eddie is nearing the end of his mammoth marathon mission across the UK. He's on the last leg of his journey, having crossed back into England. He's bearing up remarkably well, but the same can't be said of his support vehicle - the rickshaw! As always, it's the amazing people Eddie meets en route that keep him going.
It's Eddie's 29th marathon on his journey through the four capitals of the United Kingdom. Having run through Wales and Northern Ireland, he's made it to Edinburgh, where he started his career as a street performer. He's joined on this leg by old friend Frank Skinner and Denise Van Outen, who conquered Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief last year.
Eddie has passed the half way stage of his quest to run through the four capitals of the UK. He's made it to Northern Ireland, but en route he has encountered his most dangerous road to date, which in one place required a police escort. On top of that, he has had to withstand torrential wind and rain, making his journey all the more difficult.
Four weeks into his epic quest, Eddie is struggling. His journey has taken him north through Wales, and back into England. Now he is having to deal with the testing terrain of the Cumbrian mountains, but the various characters he encounters are helping him through his ordeal. In his latest update from the road, Eddie explains that fatigue is really starting to affect him, and how one tiny slip could leave his dream of running through the four capitals of the UK in tatters.
Eddie is into the third week of his task to run around the UK. He has already made it from London across to Cardiff, and then up through Wales to the north west of England. In this latest video diary entry, Eddie seems to be settling into his stride, and starting to enjoy his running. But that doesn't mean his journey isn't without danger, and he comes close to having his quest ended by an oblivious motorist.
Eddie Izzard is on his second week of daily marathons. After crossing the Severn Bridge into Wales, his adventure has taken him through Cardiff and Swansea. The weather is bad and his body is taking the toll, suffering with multiple, painful blisters on his feet.
Eddie Izzard explains his mega marathon around the United Kingdom. He's already been running for two days, having completed over two marathons. Watch him talking about ice cream vans, Henry VIII and how his legs are killing him ...
Photo: Eddie's Ices
During his Sport Relief challenge, Eddie is being followed by his very own ice cream van. Look out for it, and come and say hello!
Photo: Come rain or shine
With 30 miles a day to cover, Eddie will need to keep running whatever the weather.
Sunday 13 December, 2009: Comedian Eddie Izzard has been honoured with a special award at the 2009 BBC Sports Personality of the Year for his epic marathon feats for Sport Relief.Read a full report on BBC Sport