Elite athletes and budding runners alike now have the rare opportunity to add North Korea to their marathon list and get a glimpse of the world’s most secretive country on Intrepid Travel’s new Pyongyang Marathon Expedition departing in April 2016.

An addition to the operator's popular Expedition range, the North Korea Pyongyang Marathon trip allows travellers to participate in a full marathon (42.2km), half marathon (21.2km) or 10km run on April 10, 2016 in the nation’s capital.

For those travellers who don’t own a pair of trainers, then a ticket to a local football match is an alternative option.

The company's managing director, Michael Edwards, said: “It’s not possible to enter the Pyongyang Marathon without being part of a tour group, so it’s exciting to be able to offer such a rare opportunity to both amateur runners and those who travel around the world clocking up marathons in different countries.

“The marathon takes place early on in the trip, leaving a week to travel around the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and explore this fascinating country.”

The trip includes a flight from Beijing into Pyongyang and visits landmarks within the city as well as surrounding sights. Prices lead in at £1,695 per person for an April 8 departure.

For more information visit www.intrepidtravel.com

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