Chinese marathon runner, 52, is disqualified for CHAIN-SMOKING throughout entire race – which he finished in 3hr 33min

January 18, 2024

A Chinese marathon runner who chain-smoked his entire way through a 26.2 miles race has been disqualified, despite achieving a competitive time.

Uncle Chen, nicknamed the ‘Smoking Brother’, managed to complete the Xiamen Marathon in three hours and 33 minutes on January 7 this year.

But despite crossing the finish line only five minutes slower than his 3:28 finish two years ago, the 52-year-old was disqualified for ‘smoking on the track’. He placed 574th out of more than 1,500 runners. Daily Mail