EDDIE IZZARD has pulled out of his charity marathon challenge after suffering “unforeseen medical complications”. The English stand up comedian, actor and writer was planning on running twenty seven marathons in twenty seven days to honor the former South African president Nelson Mandela.
But now it seems as if he will have to pull out to some health issues. In a post on his Facebook.com page on Thursday (May 24, 2102), he writes,
”I set out to run 27 marathons in 27 days as a tribute to Nelson Mandela and his 27 years spent in prison.
“Having completed four marathons, unfortunately, I have had to put my attempt on hold due to unforeseen medical complications that have arisen due to a multitude of factors including severe terrain, humidity and altitude. 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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