Eddie Izzard Marathon Man: The Final Push




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Steve Maud


Steve Maud


Aaron Witchard

After more than 650 miles on the road, Eddie Izzard was on the final day of his epic 27-marathons-in-27-days challenge in support of Sport Relief.

From Mthatha (near Mvezo, the birthplace of Nelson Mandela) to the finishing line in Pretoria, we documented Eddie’s incredible journey every step of the way, ending with this film: “Eddie Izzard Marathon Man: The Final Push’.

Series Producer Steve Maud worked with Director of Photography Aaron Witchard to deliver daily content for BBC3’s new exclusively online channel on behalf of Lion TV.

Filming, editing and uploading over 100 short films in less than a month required absolute focus, logistical precision, and not a little stamina of our own. Over the course of the gruelling 27 days, Eddie’s run captured the public’s imagination across the UK and beyond, and in the process raised more than £1 million for Sport Relief.

Views of this film have reached over 32,000 plays on YouTube.

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