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Chinese uncle chain-smokes during 26-mile marathon, beats his own record

UNCLE CHEN CHINA
  • 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.

Here’s the Best Way to Quit Smoking Cigarettes, According to Science

Most smokers who have tried to quit the habit will tell you how difficult it is to do so. The most common method involves gradually decreasing cigarette use in the hopes of an easier transition. However, new research suggests that this may not prove as effective as quitting right away.

According to a study published in the current issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, people who want to quit smoking will have a better chance if they just quit cold turkey, reported the BBC.