EDDIE IZZARD’S MARATHONS FOR MANDELA
SBS ONE, 8.35pm
In 2009, British comedian Eddie Izzard ran 43 marathons in 51 days around Britain for charity. Clearly it wasn’t painful enough. Now he’s trying 27 marathons in 27 consecutive days as a homage to Nelson Mandela’s 27 years of incarceration. Izzard’s plan is to document Mandela’s history in South Africa by stopping at the places that matter most to Mandela. In part one of this twopart series, Izzard is armed with wisecracks and tongue- in- cheek narration, but his physical preparation has been light on. Will he make the distance?