Performance artist set to run 26 marathons in 26 days at 2013 Edinburgh Fringe

  • Edinburgh Festival Guide
  • 9 July 2013

This article is from 2013

Performance artist set to run 26 marathons in 26 days at 2013 Edinburgh Fringe

Vicki Weitz will run up and down the city's Royal Mile during her Fringe run

Performance artist Vicki Weitz is all set to run 26 marathons in 26 days, traversing the Royal Mile repeatedly from 7am daily until she reaches her target. Using highly dubious mathematics, we’ve calculated that her total running time will roughly equate to 9360 minutes, or 156 hours, or six and a half days. Niki Boyle estimates 26 other things you could do while Weitz completes her full Fringe run

Get yourself psyched up by listening to ‘Eye of the Tiger’ 2283 times

Watch Andy Warhol’s Empire 19 times

Recreate six of Mark Watson’s seven marathon shows (you’d have to leave out 2005 Years in 2005 Minutes)

Walk the West Highland Way

Listen to Take That’s ‘It Only Takes a Minute’ 2441 times

Watch the special edition box set of The Lord of the Rings, including all the special features, four times

Cook 26 large turkeys

Read War and Peace two and a half times

Tell a really epic version of The Aristocrats joke

Watch 0.00007% of all videos on YouTube

Do ‘The Time Warp’ again and again and again and again (x 2836)

Watch 127 Hours 104 times

Count to 561,600

Listen to John Cage’s ‘4.33’ 2057 times

Boil 1872 eggs

Watch the current entirety of Game of Thrones five times, then spend another four hours discussing it online

Alternatively, read the first four (out of seven) books in George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, on which the TV series is based

Listen to Daft Punk’s ‘One More Time’ 1755 more times

Watch 18,720 Harlem Shake videos

Drive from Edinburgh to Nairobi

Walk 500 miles, but probably not 500 more

Watch all six seasons of Mad Men two and a half times

Cook every single recipe from Jamie Oliver’s 15-Minute Meals and 30-Minute Meals. This only adds up to two-and-a-bit days, but we gather that very few of the meals are ready on time

Create the world (and have half a day off)

Embark upon a John-and-Yoko-style Bed-In (but give up 12 hours before the end)

Research the number of things you could do in the time it would take you to complete 26 consecutive marathons

Twenty-Six Marathons in Twenty-Six Days, Palace of Holyroodhouse gates, 0131 226 0000, 1-26 Aug, 7am, free.