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  • Foreign competitors cross the starting line during the annual Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon, at Kim Il Sung Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, on April 7. The event, also known as the Pyongyang Marathon, is the highlight of the country’s tourism calendar and offers the chance to run or jog through the streets of the tightly-controlled city. Photo: VCG_Gallery: Racing in Pyongyang
     
     
    Foreign competitors cross the starting line during the annual Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon, at Kim Il Sung Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, on April 7. The event, also known as the Pyongyang Marathon, is the highlight of the country’s tourism calendar and offers the chance to run or jog through the streets of the tightly-controlled city. Photo: VCG
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Gallery: Racing in Pyongyang

The annual Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon was held in Pyongyang on April 7. About 1,000 foreign runners from around 40 countries and regions around the world took part in the race, which is also known simply as the Pyongyang Marathon. Twice as many foreigners as last year gathered in the North Korean capital for the annual event

04.08.2019
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Foreign competitors cross the starting line during the annual Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon, at Kim Il Sung Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, on April 7. The event, also known as the Pyongyang Marathon, is the highlight of the country’s tourism calendar and offers the chance to run or jog through the streets of the tightly-controlled city. Photo: VCG
Competitors run past the unopened Ryugyong Hotel (center) during the marathon on April 7. Photo: VCG
A foreign competitor runs past local spectators during the Pyongyang Marathon on April 7. Photo: VCG
Foreign competitors run past the unopened, 105-story Ryugyong Hotel during the annual marathon in Pyongyang on April 7. Photo: VCG
North Korean competitors run along a Pyongyang road on April 7. Photo: VCG
Spectators watch marathon competitors run past on April 7. Photo: VCG
The winner of the men’s full marathon Ri Kang Bom of North Korea (left) runs with a competitor from Ethiopia after crossing the finish line of the annual marathon at Kim Il Sung Stadium in Pyongyang, on April 7. Photo: VCG
North Korean spectators cheer during the annual Pyongyang Marathon at Kim Il Sung stadium in Pyongyang on April 7. Photo: VCG

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