Epic. That word describes it all. The finish line was in this awesome marble stadium (which name I should know, but I don’t) and I can hardly describe the feelings when I finally entered it. The pains and struggles with the tough course (very tough) are all forgotten, when you feel welcomed by the ancient landmark and embraced by 2,500 years of old history. The fact that again I did not do the under 4 hours seemed to be dwarfed by this experience. I am very please though with my time around 4:17 considering the hard course and all. And I want to do it again and then stay a bit longer. Athens is such a great city. The long weekend here only wants me to have more.
Edit: It is the Panathinaikon stadium where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896.