North Korea cancels Pyongyang marathon for fifth straight year: Tour agency | NK News
June 15, 2024
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North Korea cancels Pyongyang marathon for fifth straight year: Tour agency

Cancellation likely due to lack of time to organize race rather than indicator of tourism status, event partner says

North Korea has called off its annual international marathon for the fifth consecutive year, but could reschedule the event for later in 2024 as the isolated country gradually eases longstanding border restrictions.

The Pyongyang Marathon Committee confirmed that the Pyongyang International Marathon will not be held as scheduled in April, North Korea-focused travel company and official event partner Koryo Tours announced in a blog post on Tuesday.

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