Will Smith runs a half marathon in Cuba, another item off his 2018 bucket list

Hollywood star Will Smith runs Havana marathon Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 20, 2018, 08.47 AM (IST)

One to catch up on all social media trends, almost faster than any average millennial, Hollywood star Will Smith checked off another item off his 2018 bucket list after he ran a half-marathon through the streets of Cuba’s capital on Sunday.

Will joined some 6000 runners in the Havana Marathon, also known as ‘Marabana’. 

He admitted that he agreed to the race on a short notice. Just before the race began, he was quoted as saying: "We're here, we're in Havana, Cuba for my bucket list, on three weeks notice. I'm running a half marathon, I'm excited. You know, the energy is ridiculous in this place. I love Cuba.”

On the marathon, the organisers said that it was “an extended hand and an open bridge” between the US and Cuba. Americans took part in a handsome number, well represented among foreign participants in the race, with 278 in the field.

The ‘Marabana’ is run every year since 1987 and includes a half-marathon, full-marathon and a six-mile race.

Interestingly, Will also went bungee jumping in Arizona to celebrate his 50th birthday in September.