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“What I saw running 26 miles in a Stalinist dictatorship.” by Will Philipps is an interesting article about guy who run marathon in North Korea. He described Pyongyang as “The aesthetic of Pyongyang is old-fashioned and kitsch, frozen in the 1960s” and for him “The most striking part of the marathon at this point is the silence.“.
If you want to know more details read his artcile here: I Ran the Pyongyang Marathon- What I saw running 26 miles in a Stalinist dictatorship by Will Philipps