I have just heard about this endurance run which is following the same route as the Olympic Torch. It started 10 days after the official torch and It's a non-stop relay of around 8000miles with each participant running around 10miles each. I think it's brilliant and in the real spirit of the Olympics instead of the farce that saw the official torch being carted around in a car and then the torch bearers only running about 100metres!
Each participant is being asked to donate £10 to charity too so it's a good cause. If you want to follow the relay see the website: endurancelife.com/realrelay/