During our family holiday over Easter in Athens, Greece, we explored the Panathenaic Stadium. It was so unusual and different to any other Olympic track I’d been to that I thought I’d do a video on it when we returned to the track before flying back to England!
From having started construction in 533 BC, the Panathenaic Stadium has been around for a long period of time. It’s the only Olympic Stadium to be built entirely from marble and is the birthplace of the Modern Olympics which started here in 1896. After having raced around the track, I would assume the ‘straights’ on the track are 170m and the ‘bends’ are 30m, making them really sharp. This means it’s difficult to maintain a high speed and velocity around the bends!
It really is a unique place to visit and I’d definitely recommend having a look around if you ever happen to visit Athens!
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