Amateurs can participate in Pyongyang marathon for first time

Previous marathons only open to professional marathon runners
December 10th, 2013
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For the first time amateur runners will be allowed to compete in the Pyongyang marathon, North Korea tour group Koryo Tours has announced.

The marathon will take place as part of the annual Mangyongdae Cup sports festival, which marks the birthday of “eternal president” Kim Il Sung on April 15 each year.

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Oliver Hotham

Oliver Hotham is an NK News contributor based in London. He has previously worked at the Sunday Times and politics.co.uk.

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