'I Love Cuba': Actor Will Smith Runs 13-Mile Marathon Through Havana Streets - NBC 6 South Florida

'I Love Cuba': Actor Will Smith Runs 13-Mile Marathon Through Havana Streets

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    Will Smith Runs Marathon in Havana Cuba

    Hollywood actor Will Smith checked another item off his 2018 bucket list running a 13-mile marathon through the streets of Cuba. (Published Monday, Nov. 19, 2018)

    Bungee jumping, check. Running a marathon, check.

    Hollywood actor Will Smith has checked another item off his 2018 bucket list after he ran a half-marathon through the streets of Cuba’s capital on Sunday.

    Smith joined about 6,000 other runners in the Havana Marathon, also known as "Marabana," as part of his 50th birthday celebrations.

    The "Bad Boys" actor said he committed to the race on short notice. 

    "We're here, we're in Havana, Cuba for my bucket list, on three weeks notice,” said Smith just moments before the race began. “I'm running a half marathon, I'm excited. You know, the energy is ridiculous in this place. I love Cuba.”

    Marathon organizers said the race was “an extended hand and an open bridge” between the U.S. and Cuba. Americans were well represented among foreign participants in the race, with 278 in the field.

    "Marabana" has been run every year since 1987 and includes a half-marathon, full-marathon and a six-mile race.

    In September, Smith went bungee jumping in Arizona to celebrate his 50th birthday.