North Korea, running scared from Ebola, bans foreigners from marathon

February 23, 2015 3:27 AM

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SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has banned foreign runners from participating in an international marathon scheduled to be held in the capital in April, citing fears about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, a Beijing-based travel agency said on Monday.

North Korea is thousands of miles from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and has reported no cases of the virus, which has killed more than 9,000 people.

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