Christopher Eccleston’s marathon feat

Issue 1613

Christopher Eccleston’s marathon feat

When actor Christopher Eccleston said he wanted to celebrate turning 60 by running the London Marathon for Big Issue, we were delighted. Now, after completing the course in a gruelling five hours, 21 minutes and 20 seconds, we catch up with him to find out what kept him going: “What gets you around is the sponsorship,” he says. “We are trying to get people off the streets. We’re trying to get a roof over their heads and we’re trying to lift them out of poverty.”

Also inside

  • How Milton Keyneses will it take to fix the housing crisis?
  • Visit the community fighting back against regeneration that threatens them with homelessness
  • Meet James Timpson: the man with the key to high street renewal
  • Sananda Maitreya talks about his telepathic relationship with Prince and other revelations from decades in the music business
  • The essential life lessons from Star Trek
  • How the ongoing love affair with Bridgerton gives authors permission to properly explore our past
  • And Bristol vendor Bob shares how Big Issue has been there for him through tough times

Plus much more!

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