December 05, 2023

Amid Tensions, North Korea Prepares For Annual Marathon

Ahead of April 15 holiday, source says "everything is as normal" in Pyongyang

BEIJING - North Korea is preparing for the 26th annual Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon, scheduled to take place this Sunday in the capital city of Pyongyang.

Despite warnings of pre-emptive nuclear strikes and imminent war, ahead of the marathon state TV showed a calm scene in Pyongyang yesterday, with North Koreans holding open air dances in preparation for their April 15 national holiday.