From these ruins I climbed the mountain behind me to the ruins of Apollo's Temple and further up to the ruins of a theater and a stadium, the best preserved in Greece. I had to stop several times to rest as I hiked another 700 feet up the steep path. I wondered at the stamina of the runners who climbed this path and then ran races in the stadium.
While I was here I prayed especially for someone on the verge of a new career and also for a young man who hopes one day to run in the Olympics. The games held here were called the Pythian Games and were second in importance only to the Olympics.