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Kim Ji Hyang, DPRK Woman Marathoner
Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- Some days ago, Kim Ji Hyang, 19 years old marathoner of the DPRK, finished first at the Chinese Taipei International Marathon.

She was the youngest of those runners in the marathon.

Though it was rainy and windy, Kim took the lead from the start.

At the moment when she was approaching the 30-km spot of the course, she rapidly forced the pace, giving a wide berth to her Ethiopian rival running close on her heels.

Even in the last gradient section, she gradually increased her running speed beyond the imagination of spectators.

Thus, she won the first place, setting new record of the race.

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