Once upon a time, two runner friends named Olivia (center) and Jane (left) decided to study abroad in Italy. They were already training for a half-marathon, and they thought it would be fun to train for a marathon. Then they realized that THE legendary marathon was going to be one country away from them. They thought it would be super neato if they ran it. They wish they could take Hannah Marie (right) along, which would perfect the plan, but she has to do pre-med stuff. All of this conversation was happening over dinner and there were other people around. But that didn’t stop Olivia and Jane from sealing their promise the ultimate way: they spit into their palms and shook hands that the Athens Marathon would happen.
And it’s going to. In 96 days.