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Oct 31, 2012

A Chinese man who chain-smoked his way through a marathon was disqualified for smoking on the course​

Joshua Zitser
Updated Mon, January 22, 2024 at 12:20 PM EST·1 min read

Smoking Uncle Chen as he runs the Xin’anjiang Marathon

Smoking "Uncle Chen" as he ran the Xin'anjiang Marathon.Weibo
  • A 52-year-old Chinese marathon runner was disqualified for chain-smoking during the race.
  • The Chinese Athletics Association implemented a ban on smoking during marathons last year.
  • "Uncle Chen" has puffed cigarettes during past marathons, saying it helps him relieve fatigue.
A Chinese man has been disqualified from a marathon after he chain-smoked his way through the entire 26-mile race, MailOnline reported.
The news outlet reported that the man, known as "Uncle Chen," completed the Xiamen Marathon in three hours and 33 minutes but was disqualified for violating the race's rules against smoking on the course.
MailOnline reported that the runner fell foul of a new rule against uncivilized behavior, which prohibited "open defecation, smoking, or trampling on flower beds or green spaces."

1. Knows smoking will kill him. Check

2. Knows he will be disqualified by the Chinese Brown shirts. Check

3. Does it anyway. Check.


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