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‘Surreal’ Pyongyang marathon in spotlight as tensions ease

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 8, 2019 15:46

‘Surreal’ Pyongyang marathon in spotlight as tensions ease

North Korea’s Pyongyang marathon was run amid easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula. Athletes run through the capital of the reclusive state in the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon, as the race is officially known. Nearly 1,000 foreigners, several hundred more than last year, signed up in the sixth year foreign runners have been allowed to compete, according to officials, as tensions between North Korea and South Korea have eased since 2018. A video provided by North Korea’s official news agency KCNA, which Reuters cannot independently verify, showed North Korean and foreign runners starting the race as thousands cheered in the Kim Il Sung Stadium. KCNA said the event included a full marathon, a half-marathon and 10km and 5km runs.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 8, 2019 15:46

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