Eddie Izzard completes 27 marathons in 27 days across South Africa

He previously won a special award for Sports Personality Of The Year for his marathon running

image via BBC

image via BBC

Eddie Izzard's competed his challenge of 27 marathons in 27 days across South Africa.

The comic started last month near Nelson Mandela's home town, travelling through the Eastern Cape, and finishing today in Pretoria.

The significance of the number of marathons is to match the number of years Mandela spent in prison.

Eddie's charity fundraising efforts have seen him run over 7-hundred miles in scorching temperatures - he's delighted it's finally all over.

"I'm pleased I've done it. I'm extraordinarily tired. I'd like to thank everyone in the UK, and Team 27, who is my team over here. A mixture of South Africans and Europeans, all of us a mixed-up rainbow nation just like how Nelson Mandela would have liked it."