One of the highlights of our trip was running around the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, the first modern Olympic stadium. The marble arena is located on the site of an ancient stadium. It hosted the 1896 Olympics after its excavation in 1869 and more recently was the finish line for the marathon in the 2004 Athens Olympics. For those running the Athens Marathon, you’ll also finish in this iconic stadium. This made me want to add the race to my bucket…