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Soldier runs entire Boston Marathon with cigarette in pocket

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A U.S. Army Staff Sergeant in the 101st Airborne caught the attention of the media who were dumbfounded by his smoking immediately after the Boston Marathon.

 

The Boston Globe reports: “Most runners reach for a bottle of water, a towel, or a Gatorade when they cross the Boston Marathon finish line. But Staff Sergeant Kurt Fisher, a squad leader with the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, just wanted a cigarette.”

 

Apparently, Fisher had carried a cigarette with him during the race but noticed it had broken when he went to smoke it just before the last few miles of the race.

 

It is not known if it he was able to bum one, but judging by the picture he went filter-less as a true soldier would in hard times.

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