January 13, 2024 – 3:39 pm
After a two-year break, 52-year-old Chinese marathon runner Uncle Chen, who was finally disqualified from the 2024 Xiamun Marathon organized on January 7, is back because he smoked all the time. Running magazine. The runner, nicknamed “Smoking Brother,” covered a distance of 42 kilometers in 3 hours and 33 minutes, which is five minutes more than his performance in 2022 – which we wrote about here before.
South China Morning Newspaper His video Accordingly, Chen, who was wearing a baseball cap, did not appear to be bothered at all by the cigarette dangling from his mouth as he ran.
According to a statement issued by the Xiamen Marathon Organizing Committee, Chen was disqualified from the race for violating the rules. According to Article 2.12, “uncivilized behavior by runners – such as defecating in public places, smoking, or trampling on flower beds or green areas – which affects the competition and the safety of other runners, will result in disqualification.”
By the way, Chen has been puffing while running for years. He was first photographed with a cigarette in his mouth at the 2018 Guangzhou Marathon. At that time, he completed the marathon distance in 3 hours and 36 minutes, and a year later he appeared again at the Xiamen Marathon, when he also performed even better. Chen's time was 3 hours and 32 minutes. the However, Hong Kong Standard previously wrote thatIt is said that Chen only lights it up when he is running.