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North Korea Had A Marathon And Foreigners Were Allowed To Participate

North Korea permitted foreigners to participate in their annual marathon for the first time this year.

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For the first time, North Korea permitted foreigners to participate in the country's annual Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon held on Sunday in the capital, Pyongyang.

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The annual race includes a full marathon, a half marathon, and a 10-kilometer run.

Here are Harriet Harrper-Jones, from England, and Allie Wu, from Taiwan, after completing their run. They are next to a sign that reads, "Long Live the Shining Revolutionary Tradition of Our Party."

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