If you've never heard of Eddie Izzard, he is a comedian from the UK that my wife and I find incredibly funny. He's got several albums and specials out there if you're interested (I'd recommend Dress to Kill, one of my favorites).
At any rate, he is currently about 2/3 of the way (734 miles) running around THE ENTIRE UK! He has broken the run up into a series of marathon-length runs and has been running one nearly every day for the last month! Eddie is a great guy, but he's no Dean Karnazes. Now that is not in the slightest bit meant to be a disparaging comment since the commitment to such an undertaking is simply incredible. All I mean to say is that Eddie is a not a professional runner, but a "regular" guy who chose to do this to raise funds for Sports Relief in the UK, which supports all sorts of projects. Check out more about his running and support him at http://eddieizrunning.com/.