(North Korea) I Ran in the Pyongyang Marathon

By Drew Binsky | DrewBinsky Travel | 27 Mar 2022


The highlight of my trip to North Korea last April was running in the Pyongyang Marathon!

 

It was the ONLY time that I was able to leave our tour group, and freely run around the streets of Pyongyang (within the marked-off boundaries).

 

I took full advantage of this 2 hours, to mingle and interact with the locals on the sidelines, who were cheering me on and giving me hi-fives!

 

Pyongyang is actually not what you think it is. I didn't see a wink of poverty and everyone was dressed nicely and looked like they were going somewhere important.

 

Very interesting place to say the least!

 

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Drew Binsky
Drew Binsky

Hey guys! My name is Drew Binsky and I make daily travel videos as I visit every country on earth (currently 191/197). My goal is to inspire young adults to travel, while shattering stereotypes that the world is unsafe. Happy Travels!


DrewBinsky Travel
DrewBinsky Travel

Hey guys! My name is Drew Binsky and I make daily travel videos as I visit every country on earth (currently 191/197). My goal is to inspire young adults to travel, while shattering stereotypes that the world is unsafe. Drew Binsky® Travel Videos are short documentaries, telling unique stories about people, food, culture and anything else I find interesting on the road. You will also find tons of travel tips, hacks and advice. Happy Travels!

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