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Pyongyang marathon: Fewer foreigners compete in North Korea's annual race These are external links and will open in a new window Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe annual race marks North Korean founder Kim Il-sung's birth Several hundred foreign amateurs have competed in the Pyongyang marathon, but turnout was half that of last year. The annual race is part of celebrations marking North Korean founder Kim Il-sung's birth in 1912. A US travel ban and fears of nuclear war seem to have cut numbers - the marathon is usually the peak time for Western tourists to visit. There were 429 foreigners competing on Sunday, compared to more than 1,000 who raced in 2017. At its peak, over 5,000 Western tourists reportedly used to travel to North Korea annually, a fifth of whom were American. But the US imposed a travel ban last year after the death of Otto Warmbier, an American who was detained and held in North Korea for 17 months after travelling there on holiday. He returned to America in June 2017 in a coma and died shortly afterwards. The marathon started in the Kim Il-sung stadium before wending its way past major landmarks in North Korea's capital, such as Kim Il-sung Square and the new development project, Mirae Street. North Korean Ri Kang-bom won the men's full marathon in two hours, 12 minutes and 53 seconds. Image caption North Koreans turned out to cheer on competitors in Pyongyang "I'm glad that I was able to fulfil the expectations of the people," Mr Ri said.
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Lee said the Korean presence on social media platforms are quick in increasing online too, but they are mostly on Instagram, where the hashtags for the best travel experiences can be readily searched and viewed. “About a year or two years ago, everybody was on Facebook. Now, nobody uses Facebook anymore. Everybody’s on Instagram, posting daily what to do. Hashtags, they do everything on Instagram,” he said. Lee said online travel is affected by mobile apps and social media, and Koreans are “very, very, very fast in adopting to new technology, using Twitter, Facebook and Instagram yesterday and tomorrow,” and no matter what, Koreans are swift to access them. Those who travel are also young, who like to be casual and be themselves, and who like to trust that their traveler suppliers would provide them with adventure activities that are safe for them, he said. “The concept of traveling today is changing every day at a superfast phase. It doesn’t matter what channel you use, it doesn’t matter what blogs you read or social media you use, what’s important to understand is that everything changes,” Lee said. Hence, travel and tour retailers have to also adapt fast to the changing landscape of the leisure industry. He added that they have to understand that every Korean owns smart phones where they can do everything using their fingertips to travel the world easily and create memories.
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