The 2019 Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon – the Pyongyang Marathon – was run on Sunday 7 April, 2019.
Over 1,600 participants hit the streets of Pyongyang including around 1,000 amateur runners to participate in what is the main event of the Mangyongdae Prize Sports Competition. A total of 59 countries were represented in the event.
Conditions were perfect for the event with blue skies, cool temperatures and an eager crowd of 50,000 people ready to cheer on runners inside Kim Il Sung Stadium.
The men’s race was won by Ri Kang Bom (DPR Korea) for the second year in a row with a 2:11:18, and the women’s race was won by Ri Kwang Ok (DPR Korea) with a 2:26:57.