North Korea bests Canada in elite world marathon rankings

July 11th, 2018 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

North Korea holds the eighth-place position in men’s results and 10th place position on the women’s side


Kim Jong-un impersonator spotted at the Rio Olympics

August 19th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Rio 2016, The Scene | No Comments »

A Kim Jong-un impersonator has been getting lots of attention after making appearances at the Olympic stadium and at the women’s marathon.


Pyongyang Marathon welcomes 650 foreigners

April 13th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Pyongyang Marathon welcomed the most foreign competitors it ever has over the weekend. The country’s state news agency reported 650 runners from other countries were welcomed to run alongside about 800 North Koreans in […]


North Korea reopens to foreigners for Pyongyang Marathon

March 6th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

North Korea has reopened its doors to foreigners hoping to run in the Pyongyang Marathon, according to Reuters. The secluded country closed it borders to foreigners last October over fear of the Ebola virus, […]


Pyongyang Marathon bans foreigners from racing over Ebola fear

February 23rd, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

North Korea has extended it’s travel ban to foreigners hoping to race in the isolated country’s marathon, the Pyongyang Marathon, over fear of the spread of Ebola. The virus has killed an estimated 10,000 […]


Pyongyang marathon in North Korea allows foreign runners

August 6th, 2014 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Destination Race, Runs & Races | 1 Comment »

If you really want to, you are allowed to go to North Korea in April and celebrate the birthday of Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of current leader, Kim Jong Un, by running a […]


Pyongyang Marathon opens to foreigners

January 23rd, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Pyongyang Marathon, which has historically been an elite only race and attracts respectable international runners, has opened entry to foreigners and non-elites interested in running. The marathon, which has been held since 1981, […]