KSU student wants to run in Pyongyang Marathon

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky State University freshman hopes to do something only a few Americans have done — compete in a 10K (6.2 miles) race in reclusive North Korea.

Duncan Adams, an 18-year-old liberal studies major from Lawrenceburg, says he’s crowd-funding to raise money for the Pyongyang Marathon in April, despite heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea following allegations that officials from the Communist country hacked into Sony Pictures prior to its release of a controversial film that pokes fun at North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

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It would be the first international experience for Adams. It would also be his first competitive race.

Adams said he plans to "casually train" for the event, but is chiefly interested in witnessing the country’s massive festivities for its former late-leader Kim Il-sung.


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