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Latest News Wires North Korea opens up to host marathon

North Korea, for the first time ever, opens the streets of its capital to runner-tourists for the annual Pyongyang marathon. Runners from 27 countries participated in the North Korea marathon.

By Eric TalmadgeAssociated Press / April 14, 2014

Jon Chol Jin/AP/File

The streets of North Korea's showcase capital were filled with runners from all over the world on Sunday for the annual Pyongyang marathon, which was open to foreign amateurs this year for the first time.