Pyongyang opens marathon to tourist-runners
In this April 14, 2013 file photo, people watch runners near the Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang as North Korean hosts the 26th Mangyongdae Prize Marathon to mark the birthday of the late leader Kim Il Sung on April 15. For the first time ever, North Korea is opening up the streets of its capital to runner-tourists for the annual Pyongyang marathon, undoubtedly one of the most exotic feathers in any runner’s cap. Tourism companies say they have been inundated by requests to sign up for the April 13, 2014 event, which this year will include amateur runners from around the world. Alexander F. Yuan/The Associated Press
Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 5:30 am
• Forget training for the Santa Fe Triathlon, North Korea is opening up an annual marathon to the public for the first time in their capitol city. [The New Mexican]
• Nuclear weapon triggers can only be made one place in the country, and that's Technical Area 55 in Los Alamos. Now, $244 million later, the lab's most sensitive area is finally 'protected.' [KUNM]
Friday, April 4, 2014 5:30 am.