We at the Pyongyang Marathon blog consider April’s marathon the ultimate travel adventure opportunity. But, don’t just take it from us, take it from our hundreds of satisfied runners.
We wanted to share with you some tips, tricks and testimonials from last year’s marathon runners that travelled with us. Read on to find out their advice and opinions on this unique sports event.
The entire race is a massive adrenaline rush – this is runner’s high taken to a whole new level. Everything from the runners parade into the stadium to the roar of 50,000 spectators cheering your final lap in the Kim Il Sung Stadium, it almost guarantees a personal best performance. – Edward Walters, Australia
Don’t forget to bring you phone during the race, it is a couple of hours that will definitely want to document and remember. -Anna Andersson, Sweden
It’s not about the time, it’s about finishing. -Chris Reitermann, Germany
Don’t let the 4-hour course limit psych you out. Stick with your pace – wear a pace bracelet and watch and you’ll do great! -Jeffrey Donenfeld from USA
I finished the full marathon in 3 hours 40 minutes. Energy drinks weren’t provided, only water, so I would recommend bringing lots of energy pouches. The 4th loop was painful but the wonderful crowds and a unique view on the city kept me going. – Mark Dickinson, UK
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