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Diplo celebrates sub-4 L.A. Marathon with a cigarette

Grammy-award-winning artist Diplo (Thomas Pentz) caught to his promise to run a marathon after his first half-marathon final 12 months. On Sunday, the world-famous DJ and producer completed the L.A. Marathon in three hours and 55 minutes for two,009th out of greater than 15,000 runners.

As an alternative of hitting the membership to have fun his end this time, the 44-year-old DJ was seen cooking up a post-race cigarette whereas carrying restoration boots on his Instagram story.

Photograph: @diplo/Instagram

Diplo obtained into the game on a dare. At first, he had his suspicions about working, however now, we’re fairly positive he genuinely loves it. He stated his objective going into the L.A. Marathon was to beat Oprah Winfrey’s benchmark of 4:29 from the 1994 Marine Corps Marathon. “All that issues is that I can beat Oprah,” wrote Diplo on Instagram. “She was fairly quick.”

This time round, Diplo seems to have skilled a little bit extra, posting just a few post-run footage and movies on his social media channels. Now he can say the coaching paid off, setting a half marathon PB of 1:49 whereas on his option to a 3:55 optimistic break up.

Final 12 months, he completed the Miami Half Marathon in 1:50:11, with no coaching and after being at a Miami nightclub the evening earlier than the race.

Diplo had some firm on the course: 2016 Olympian and creator Alexi Pappas—who ran alongside him. Pappas gave the producer kudos in a congratulatory Instagram publish, saying “We had been complete gazelles on the market.”

Though it was most likely a well-deserved celebration for Diplo, smoking after a race is counter-intuitive as there are instant results as a consequence of nicotine and different chemical substances, which enhance your coronary heart price, blood strain, and mucus manufacturing.

I might like to see Diplo problem Uncle Chen’s file of three:28.



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