A group of about 150 South Koreans has arrived in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang to take part in a half marathon race aimed at promoting reconciliation between the two Koreas.
The South Korean runners arrived Wednesday and will join North Korean runners for Thursday's 22-kilometer race through Pyongyang. This first-ever jointly organized half marathon is being held to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japan.
After the race, the South Korean runners will take a two-day tour of historical sights and other attractions in Pyongyang. They will return home on Saturday.
The event is the latest in a series of social, sports and cultural exchanges between the two Koreas since 2000.
Some information for this report provided by AP.