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28 May 2012 12:51
Eddie Izzard completing his previous marathon challenge for Sport Relief in 2009
Comedian Eddie Izzard has vowed to return to South Africa and complete his bid to run a marathon every day for almost a month after ''medical complications'' forced him to put the challenge on hold.
The comic had finished four of the 27 consecutive 26-mile runs he had planned as a tribute to the 27 years South African president Nelson Mandela spent in prison.
Apologising to fans online, Izzard, who ran 43 marathons in 51 days for Sport Relief in 2009, said ''unforeseen medical complications'' had arisen, triggered by factors including severe terrain, humidity and altitude.
He said: ''But I wish to say that my attempt is not over and I will return to South Africa and run the 27 marathons and finish this story. I owe that to Nelson Mandela, who has inspired the world to struggle and succeed no matter what obstacles are thrown at us.''
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