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Not a sprint: endurance experts on how to make it through lockdown

It just goes on and on, doesn’t it? Despite the millions of vaccinations, and Boris Johnson’s “roadmap” for easing the lockdown, this pandemic is feeling increasingly like an endurance test – a marathon, followed by another marathon, followed by another. Or trudging for miles and miles across the desert for day after day. Or sailing alone around the world, battling storms and loneliness. How do you keep going? There are people who know a thing or two about that – keeping going, endurance, deserts and storms. Perhaps they might even have some advice.

The marathon runner: Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard is in Copenhagen when I speak to her. Actually she’s not – she’s in London, at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith – but she’s kind of pretending to be in Copenhagen. There’s a changing gallery of pictures of the Danish capital up on a screen.

Her latest monster marathon challenge was to run one every day for 31 days, (sort of) in a different city every day, but really on a treadmill, because of lockdown. She called it , to encourage people all over the world to unite to Make Humanity Great Again. Oh, and as if a marathon a day wasn’t enough, she did a standup

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