Pyongyang Marathon, also known as Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon, is an annual marathon race contested each April in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. It is currently categorised as an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race.
The marathon was held for the first time in 1981 for men, and the women's event was initiated in 1984. The 2009 race was the 22nd event. The competition was opened for international runners again in 2000. The race starts and finishes at the Rungrado May Day Stadium or Kim Il Sung Stadium and runs along the Taedong River. At the 2010 edition of the race, Ukrainian Ivan Babaryka became the first European runner to win in Pyongyang in 24 years. The race in 2012 was held as part of celebrations for the 100 years since Kim Il Sung's birth and featured one of the race's closest ever finishes: Oleksandr Matviychuk and Pak Song-Chol were given identical times (2:12:54 hours), with the Ukrainian guest taking the title.
- Men: 2:10:50, Kim Jung-Won, 1996
- Women: 2:26:02, Jong Yong-Ok, 2007
List of winners
Key: Course record
|Edition||Year||Men||Nationality||Time (h:m:s)||Women||Nationality||Time (h:m:s)|
|26th||2013||Ketema Nigusse||Ethiopia||2:13:04||Kim Mi-Gyong||North Korea||2:26:32|
|25th||2012||Oleksandr Matviychuk||Ukraine||2:12:54||Kim Mi-Gyong||North Korea||2:30:41|
|24th||2011||Oleg Marusin||Russia||2:13:58||Ro Un-Ok||North Korea||2:32:06|
|23rd||2010||Ivan Babaryka||Ukraine||2:13:56||Kim Kum Ok||North Korea||2:27:34|
|22nd||2009||Wang Zemin||China||2:14:21||Pyo Un-Suk||North Korea||2:28:34|
|21st||2008||Pak Song-Chol||North Korea||2:14:22||Pyo Un-Suk||North Korea||2:28:39|
|20th||2007||Pak Song-Chol||North Korea||2:12:41||Jong Yong-Ok||North Korea||2:26:02|
|19th||2006||Li Gyong-Chol||North Korea||2:13:15||Jo Bun-Hui||North Korea||2:27:22|
|18th||2005||Li Gyong-Chol||North Korea||2:11:36||Ham Bong-Sil||North Korea||2:31:46|
|17th||2004||Morris Mureithi Mwangi||Kenya||2:16:41||Oh Song-Suk||North Korea||2:36:10|
|16th||2003||Jong Myong-Chol||North Korea||2:15:05||Ham Bong-Sil||North Korea||2:27:48|
|15th||2002||Zacharia Mpolokeng||South Africa||2:15:05||Ham Bong-Sil||North Korea||2:26:23|
|14th||2001||Kim Jung-Won||North Korea||2:11:48||Jong Yong-Ok||North Korea||2:28:32|
|13th||2000||Nelson Ndereva Njeru||Kenya||2:11:05||Kim Chang-Ok||North Korea||2:31:28|
|9th||1996||Kim Jung-Won||North Korea||2:10:50||Hong Myong-Hui||North Korea||2:27:02|
|8th||1995||Unknown||Gyong-Ae Mun||North Korea||2:30:37|
|7th||1989||Chol-Ho Choe||North Korea||2:15:27||Gyong-Ae Mun||North Korea||2:33:48|
|6th||1986||Sergey Krestyaninov||Soviet Union||2:14:19||Elena Murgoci||Romania||2:37:11|
|5th||1985||Il-Sop Choe||North Korea||2:13:25||Tatyana Bultot||Soviet Union||2:35:36|
|4th||1984||Dmitriy Feostikov||Soviet Union||2:14:36||Nadezhda Tishkova||Soviet Union||2:40:34|
|2nd||1982||Jong-Hyong Lee||North Korea||2:15:17|
- Korea Today: Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon Race
- Korean Central News Agency: April 12, 2009: Mangyongdae Prize Marathon Race Held
- Jalava, Mirko (2011-04-11). Marusin and Ro take the wins in Pyongyang. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-04-12.
- Jalava, Mirko (2010-04-12). Surprise victory by Babaryka in Pyongyang – Mangyongdae Prize Marathon report. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-04-12.
- Jalava, Mirko (2012-04-09). Tight finish in Pyongyang. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-04-21.