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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

North Korea opens marathon to tourist-runners

Marathon runners pass by a long row of North Korean soldiers as they cross a bridge in Pyongyang as North Korea during the 2013 marathon. host For the first time ever, North Korea is opening up the streets of its capital to runner-tourists for the annual Pyongyang marathon, undoubtedly one of the most exotic feathers in any runner’s cap.