- A 50-year-old Chinese man recently finished a 42-kilometer (approximately 26-mile) marathon in 3.5 hours while smoking cigarettes.
- The runner, who goes by the moniker “Uncle Chen,” ended the Nov. 6 Xin’anjiang Marathon in three hours, 28 minutes and 45 seconds, ranking 574th out of nearly 1,500 participants.
- Uncle Chen beat his own records in the 2018 Guangzhou Marathon (3:36) and 2019 Xiamen Marathon (3:32), during which he also smoked cigarettes.
- The ultramarathoner, who was reported to smoke only while running, has also run distances of at least 50 kilometers (approximately 31 miles).
- Social media users had mixed reactions to Uncle Chen’s strategy, with some praising his performance and others criticizing his smoking.
A 50-year-old man in Jian, China, is making international headlines after finishing a 42-kilometer (approximately 26-mile) marathon in 3.5 hours while smoking cigarettes.
The runner, who goes by the moniker “Uncle Chen,” ended the Nov. 6 Xin’anjiang Marathon in three hours, 28 minutes and 45 seconds. He ranked 574th out of nearly 1,500 runners.
Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored by the California Department of Public Health.
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