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it's a race to the finish line starting from this stadium in North Korea , as tensions ease in the Korean peninsula amid talks of denuclearization the Pyongyang marathon is enjoying its largest turnout yet , this is the fed to the vent and animal one is now than ever to make this event more significance undead brilliance to the day of the sun when the great president Kim il sung was born three says even officially recognized by the international association of athletics federations state media reported that the event included full and half marathons as well as five and ten kilometer runs and according to officials close to a thousand foreigners register to take part this year that's several hundred more than last year in this year's men's full marathon the I a AF reported that the top three competitors were from North Korea beating out runners from China Morocco in Ethiopia as well as former competitors at the winter Olympics but visitors to the event will also get a taste of politics in the country they've been promised towards toll war museum and to the USS pueblo a US spy ship captured by the north more than fifty years ago