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Chain-smoking 'uncle' lights up the competition at yet another marathon — impressing keyboard runners on social media everywhere

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A seasoned marathon runner in China has done it again. He finished yet another marathon in impressive time, with a cigarette dangling from his lips all the while.

On November 6, the 50-year-old runner, known only as Uncle Chen, completed the Xin’anjiang Marathon in Jiande, a region in eastern China. During and after the 26.2-mile race, several images of Uncle Chen appeared on the Chinese social media platform Weibo, and each image showed Chen either smoking away on a cigarette or lighting up a new one.

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