Chain-Smoking Grandpa Runs Marathon In 3.5 Hours — While Smoking!

Photo taken in Chiang Mai, Thailand

At a glance

  • He puff, puff, passed the other marathoners in this smoking run.
  • A Chinese grandpa redefined smoking the competition after running an entire marathon in just 3.5 hours while puffing away on cigarettes. Images of the chain-smoking athlete are lighting up Weibo — the Chinese social media platform — as fans praise his respiratory fortitude.
  • The 50-year-old runner, known as Uncle Chen, accomplished the breath-taking feat at the Xin’anjiang Marathon in Jiande, running the entire 26.2 miles while either smoking or lighting up a cig, the Mirror reported.

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