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Smoke-free and breathless

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 7:10 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

People in cigarette hats and black spandex pants and a man in a chicken suit were spotted on Tuesday running a 26.2-mile lap around the city of Columbia, celebrating the start of the smoking ban in the city’s bars and restaurants.

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Participants in the Laugh Out Loud marathon run along Broadway during the beginning portion of their 26.2-mile jaunt. Onlookers were taken aback by a chicken costume worn by runner Mike Denehy.

“More people showed up than I thought would, considering it’s a Tuesday, in the middle of the day,” Jim Linville said.

Linville, a smoking cessation counselor, organized the Laughing Out Loud marathon in hopes that people would have fun celebrating the smoking ban and that he could eventually plan a similar marathon in the future.

“Everyone is just here to have a good time,” he said.


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