Updated April 28, 2014
For the first time in 27 years North Korea invited foreign amateur runners to participate in the annual Mangyongdae Cup race, aka the Pyongyang Marathon (I ran the half marathon). You can find my account of the event here at NK News.
Pyongyang from the Yanggakdo Hotel.
Morning of the race.
Land of Morning Freshness.
Ryugyong Hotel of Doom.
Streets waking up…
Boy on a cellphone.
Kim Il Sung Stadium.
Marching band on the way to the stadium
Official marathon poster.
Crowds coming in.
Waiting in front of the stadium.
Half marathoners gathered at the entrance.
Full marathoners. The roar of 40,ooo people coming through that portal.
Sidelines of the field inside Kim Il Sung Stadium.
Watching for runners near the finish line.
Crowd in the stadium.
Guy being interviewed.
DPRK for the win.
This seemed out of place since no one here can look at Fifa.com.
Judges at the finish line.
Pyongyang football team. There was a match between the start of the race and the award ceremony.
Cars keeping the marathon time.
Zimbabwe at the finish.
The pros from Zimbabwe and Nambia.
Swedes finishing strong.
Face in the crowd?
Mass dancing for the Eternal President’s birthday.
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