I am a runner who just ran the Pyongyang Marathon in N. Korea (first time the race is opened to amateur foreigners)!
My short bio:
I am Jen, 25 y/o Canadian living in Shanghai, setting up a foreign athletics brand in China. I am an entrepreneur at heart, avid traveller, yogi, shutterbug and foodie. My motto in life is always “to do one thing a day that scares you.” I travel to at least 3-4 international races each year to explore the sights and sounds of a new city while on the run. It's the most authentic when you see a whole city gets behind runners, cheering, clapping, dancing.
I stayed in DPRK for a full week seeing all the Pyongyang monuments, taking part in Kim Il Sung's birthday (biggest dprk holiday of the year), and checking out the countryside in DMZ (world's most militarized area), Kaesong, Sariwon, and Nampur.