A day after completing his 707-mile run for charity, English comedian Eddie Izzard is auctioning off his well-worn shoes.
Izzard, known for his cross-dressing, rambling stand-up routines, ran 27 marathons in 27 days across South Africa to raise about $2 million for charity. Over the course of the four-week event, Izzard covered more than 700 miles, from Cape Town to Johannesburg, in sneakers and apparel from Inov-8, New Balance and Adidas.
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The 54-year-old performer put his autographed Inov-8 Race Ultra 290 sneakers up for bid on eBay earlier today.
Izzard Tweeted: “Auctioning for @sportrelief some signed running shoes used in #27marathon27days.”
Izzard set out to earn money for Sport Relief, a nonprofit organization that brings sports and entertainment together to raise funds for poor people in the U.K. and others living in poverty-stricken countries.
The improv artist, who battled dehydration and sunstroke, ended his journey on Sunday with a double marathon. He completed the second 26.2-mile marathon at the base of a massive statue of Nelson Mandela — the inspiration behind the challenge. For each of the 27 years the former South African president spent in prison, participants would run one marathon.
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Izzard had tried the feat before in 2012 but had to withdraw due to health reasons.
Watch the BBC’s coverage of his grueling feat here.