Sri Chinmoy’s two-mile races are closely linked to the weekly Runners Are Smilers races that he introduced for his students in the summer of 1984. He regularly attended these races on Saturday mornings, frequently participating in them and offering a prayer to the runners at the conclusion. The races were held even when he made his annual Christmas Trips abroad and were a highlight of these spiritual holidays. Although Sri Chinmoy recorded his best time in 1981, at the age of 49, he continued to participate, even when his injuries compelled him to walk the course.

These statistics have been compiled over many years by Savita, Vidagdha and SCMT. They are incomplete at the present time. Any additional statistics or photographs would be welcomed. Please use the contact form.

 

Sri Chinmoy’s 2-mile Race Results

 

  Time Pace Date Race Location
1 13:53 6:56 11 Aug 1980 PP Letter B Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
2 13:42 6:51 29 Mar 1981 Sri Chinmoy Race Westport, Connecticut
3 13:56 6:58 4 Apr 1981 Sri Chinmoy Race Weston, Connecticut
4 13:54 6:57 5 Apr 1981 Sri Chinmoy Race Compo Beach, Westport, Connecticut
5 13:44 6:52 9 Apr 1981 Sri Chinmoy Race Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
6 16:12 8:06 8 May 1981 Sri Chinmoy Race Toronto, Canada
7 17:01 8:30 13 Jun 1981 Sri Chinmoy Race Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
8 17:05 8:32 30 Jun 1981 Sri Chinmoy Race Pelham Bay, Bronx, NY
9 15:51 7:55 12 July 1981 Sri Chinmoy Race Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
10 14:33 7:16 28 July 1981 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
11 15:34 7:47 3 Aug 1981 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix 150th Street, Jamaica, NY
12 15:21 7:40 4 Aug 1981 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
13 27:40 13:50 6 Aug 1981 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
14 14:59 7:29 11 Aug 1981 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School, Jamaica, NY
15 15:50 7:55 11 Aug 1981 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School, Jamaica, NY
16 14:30 7:15 13 Aug 1981 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Brooklyn, NY
17 16:28 8:14 18 Aug 1981 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
18 17:23 8:41 21 Aug 1981 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School, Jamaica, NY
19 15:30 7:45 24 Aug 1981 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School, Jamaica, NY
20 13:51 6:55 31 Oct 1981 Sri Chinmoy Race Santa Barbara, California
21 15:07 7:33 7 Nov 1981 Sri Chinmoy Race Marine Park, Brooklyn, NY
22 14:46 7:23 7 Nov 1981 Sri Chinmoy Race Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
23 15:50 7:55 20 Feb 1982 Age Group Race Alley Pond Park, Queens, NY
24 14:23 7:11 27 Feb 1982 Age group Race Cunningham Park, Queens, NY
25 15:09 7:34 20 Jun 1982 Queens Day Race Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
26 23:02 11:31 11 Jan 1984 Sri Chinmoy Race Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela
27 31:32 15:46 4 Mar 1984 Sri Chinmoy Race Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
28 25:26 12:43 11 Mar 1984 Sri Chinmoy Race Marine Park, Brooklyn, NY
29 20:45 10:22 1 Apr 1984 Sri Chinmoy Race Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
30 15:31 7:45 26 Jun 1984 Inaugural ‘Runners Are Smilers’ Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
31 14:47 7:24 3 Jul 1984 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
32 14:48 7:24 10 Jul 1984 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
33 15:25 7:43 17 Jul 1984 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
34 15:23 7:42 24 Jul 1984 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
35 14:53 7:27 31 Jul 1984 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
36 15:49 7:55 14 Aug 1984 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
37 25:55 12:58 4 Sept 1984 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
38 17:45 8:53 26 Jan 1985 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
39 29:02 14:31 23 Feb 1985 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
40 25:16 12:38 2 Mar 1985 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
41 24:03 12:01 3 Mar 1985 Green Leaves & Ripe Fruits Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
42 19:37 9:48 9 Mar 1985 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
43 n/a n/a 16 Mar 1985 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
44 n/a n/a 24 Mar 1985 Sri Chinmoy Race Berlin, Germany
45 22:41 11:20 27 Mar 1985 Sri Chinmoy Three-Mile Race Cologne, Germany
46 22:16 11:08 6 Apr 1985 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
47 19:39 9:49 20 Apr 1985 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
48 18:27 9:14 27 Apr 1985 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
49 18:55 9:28 30 Apr 1985 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

On 1 May 1985 the Sri Chinmoy 1000-Mile Race began in Flushing Meadow Park and continued until 16 May. During this time, Sri Chinmoy completed 208 miles walking to the race and around the course.

50 27:31 13:45 7 May 1985 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
51 32:30 16:15 14 May 1985 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
52 26:24 13:12 21 May 1985 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
53 27:07 13:34 4 Jun 1985 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
54 25:08 12:34 11 Jun 1985 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
55 n/a n/a 18 Jun 1985 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
56 18:51 9:25 16 Jul 1985 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
57 17:53 8:56 23 Jul 1985 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
58 16:55 8:27 30 Jul 1985 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
59 22:14 11:07 23 Dec 1985 Sri Chinmoy Race Beppu, Japan
60 n/a n/a 31 Dec 1985 Sri Chinmoy Race Fukayama, Japan
61 23:05 12:33 18 Jan 1986 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
62 17:57 8:58 1 Feb 1986 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
63 24:32 12:16 1 Mar 1986 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
64 18:18 9:09 8 Mar 1986 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

For the next two months, Sri Chinmoy continued to run/walk most of the weekly Runners Are Smilers races in the local area, but he did not want them recorded as races. He merely added the mileage to his weekly total. On 26 April 1986, the Sri Chinmoy 1000-Mile Race began in Flushing Meadow Park and continued until 11 May. Sri Chinmoy completed a total of 65 miles during the race, walking to the race from his home and around the course.

65 27:36 13:48 6 May 1986 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
66 26:49 13:24 13 May 1986 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
67 18:25 9:12 20 May 1986 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
68 n/a 11:56 17 Jun 1986 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
69 21:17 10:32 24 Jun 1986 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
70 18:17 9:08 1 Jul 1986 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
71 36:28 18:14 8 Jul 1986 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
72 21:55 10:57 22 Jul 1986 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
73 18:35 9:17 29 Jul 1986 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
74 20:18 10:09 1 Sept 1986 Runners Are Smilers Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

There are no records of Sri Chinmoy participating in any two-mile races until December 1995 — a gap of 9 years and 3 months

75 27:56 13:58 2 Dec 1995 Runners Are Smilers Goose Pond Park, Jamaica, NY
76 24:25 12:13 9 Dec 1995 Runners Are Smilers Goose Pond Park, Jamaica, NY
77 23:15 11:38 17 Dec 1995 Runners Are Smilers Cape Town, South Africa
78 21:12 10:36 23 Dec 1995 Sri Chinmoy Masters Games Greenpoint Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa
79 21:51 10:55 26 Dec 1995 Runners Are Smilers Cape Town, South Africa
80 21:59 10:59 31 Dec 1995 Runners Are Smilers Harare, Zimbabwe
81 21:01 10:31 7 Jan 1996 Runners Are Smilers Port Elizabeth, South Africa
82 22:36 11:18 14 Jan 1996 Runners Are Smilers Technicon Stadium, University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa
83 20:25 10:13 17 Jan 1996 Runners Are Smilers University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa
84 21:02 10:31 21 Jan 1996 Runners Are Smilers Durban, South Africa
85 23:21 11:41 10 Feb 1996 Runners Are Smilers Goose Pond Park, Jamaica, NY
86 41:15 20:38 24 Feb 1996 Runners Are Smilers  
87 34:18.54 17.09 16 Mar 1996 Runners Are Smilers  
88 38:56 19:28 30 Mar 1996 Runners Are Smilers  
89 n/a n/a 28 Jun 1997 Runners Are Smilers  
90 42:54.28 21:27 5 Jul 1997 Runners Are Smilers  
91 37:33.36 18:47 19 Jul 1997 Runners Are Smilers  
92 31:33.65 15:47 19 Jul 1997 Runners Are Smilers  
93 42:15 21:07 6 Dec 1998 Runners Are Smilers Honolulu, Hawaii
94 39:49 19:55 22 Jan 2000 Runners Are Smilers Asunción, Paraguay
95 39:36 15:47 4 Dec 2000   Ayutthaya, Thailand
96 44:55.15 22:28 24 Jan 2003   Cairns, Australia
97 40:42.40 20:21 27 Jan 2003   Cairns, Australia

 

 

1. 11 August 1980

                                      Time: 13:53
                                      Splits: 6:39/7:14
                                      Pace: 6:56
                                      PP Letter B
                                      Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

 

2. 29 March 1981

                                      Time: 13:42
                                      Pace: 6:51
                                      Sri Chinmoy Race
                                      Westport, Connecticut

Sri Chinmoy ran a personal best time, placing 4th in the men’s 40-49 years age group.

 

3. 4 Apr 1981

                                      Time: 13:56
                                      Pace: 6:58
                                      Splits: 6:45/7:11
                                      Sri Chinmoy Race
                                      Weston, Connecticut

Sri Chinmoy placed 3rd in the men’s 40-49 years age group; 27th in the men’s division; and 33rd overall in a field of 63 participants. Click here for a partial list of results.

 

4. 5 Apr 1981

                                      Time: 13:54
                                      Pace: 6:57
                                      Splits: 6:33/7:21
                                      Sri Chinmoy Race
                                      Compo Beach, Westport, Connecticut

Sri Chinmoy placed 2nd in the men’s 40-49 years age group; 37th in the men’s division; and 44th overall in a field of 94 participants. Click here for a partial list of results.

 

5. 9 Apr 1981

                                      Time: 13:44
                                      Pace: 6:52
                                      Splits: 6:44/7:00
                                      Sri Chinmoy Race
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy placed 1st in the men’s 40-49 years age group.

 

6. 8 May 1981

                                      Time: 16:12
                                      Pace: 8:06
                                      Sri Chinmoy Race
                                      Toronto, Canada

 

7. 13 June 1981

                                      Time: 17:01
                                      Pace: 8:30
                                      Sri Chinmoy Race
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy placed 3rd in the men’s 40-49 years age group; 38th in the men’s division; and 62nd overall in a field of 73 participants. Click here for a partial list of results.

 

8. 30 June 1981

                                      Time: 17:05
                                      Pace: 8:32
                                      Sri Chinmoy Race
                                      Pelham Bay, Bronx, NY

Sri Chinmoy ran and racewalked this event.

 

9. 12 July 1981

 
Sri Chinmoy Race
Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY
  Time: 15:51
Pace: 7:55

In this event Sri Chinmoy placed 3rd in the men’s 40-49 age group and then, 20 minutes later ran a 5-mile race.

 

10. 28 July 1981

                                      Time: 14:33
                                      Pace: 7:16
                                      Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

11. 3 August 1981

                                      Time: 15:34
                                      Pace: 7:47
                                      Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix
                                      150th Street, Jamaica, NY

 

12. 4 August 1981

                                      Time: 15:21
                                      Pace: 7:40
                                      Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

13. 6 August 1981

                                      Time: 27:40
                                      Pace: 13:50
                                      Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

Sri Chinmoy ran and racewalked this event.

 

 

14. 11 August 1981

                                      Time: 14:59
                                      Pace: 7:29
                                      1st heat
                                      Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix
                                      Jamaica High School, Jamaica, NY

 

15. 11 August 1981

                                      Time: 15:50
                                      Pace: 7:55
                                      2nd heat
                                      Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix
                                      Jamaica High School, Jamaica, NY

 

16. 13 August 1981

                                      Time: 14:30
                                      Pace: 7:15
                                      Splits: 6:52/7:38
                                      Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix
                                      Brooklyn, NY

 

17. 18 August 1981

                                      Time: 16:28
                                      Pace: 8:14
                                      Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

18. 21 August 1981

                                      Time: 17:23
                                      Pace: 8:41
                                      Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix
                                      Jamaica High School, Jamaica, NY

 

19. 24 August 1981

                                      Time: 15:30
                                      Pace: 7:45
                                      Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix
                                      Jamaica High School, Jamaica, NY

 

20. 31 October 1981

                                      Time: 13:51
                                      Pace: 6:55
                                      Sri Chinmoy Race
                                      Santa Barbara, California

 

Sri Chinmoy ran the first 400m in 1:21, and the first mile in 6:43. His bodyweight was approx. 146½ lbs.

 

 

 

21.7 November 1981

                                      Time: 15:07
                                      Pace: 7:33
                                      Sri Chinmoy Race
                                      Marine Park, Brooklyn, NY

 

Starting at 8:00 a.m., this was the first of two races Sri Chinmoy ran that day.

 

 

22. 7 November 1981

                                      Time: 14:46
                                      Pace: 7:23
                                      Sri Chinmoy Race
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

Starting at 11:00 a.m., this was the second race of the day for Sri Chinmoy. In 1981 he ran a total of 21 two mile-races; five races under 14:00.

 

 

23. 20 February 1982

                                      Time: 15:50
                                      Pace: 7:55
                                      Age Group Race
                                      Alley Pond Park, Queens, NY

 

Sri Chinmoy won 1st place in the men’s 50 years and over; and placed 14th overall out of 31 participants. His bodyweight was 145 lbs.

 

 

24. 27 February 1982

                                      Time: 14:23
                                      Pace: 7:11
                                      Age Group Race
                                      Cunningham Park, Queens, NY

 

Sri Chinmoy placed 22nd overall out of 32 participants. His bodyweight was 140½ lbs.

 

 

25. 20 June 1982

                                      Time: 15:09
                                      Pace: 7:34
                                      Queens Day Race
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

Sri Chinmoy’s bodyweight was down to 138 lbs.

 

 

26. 11 January 1984

                                      Time: 23:02
                                      Pace: 11:31
                                      Sri Chinmoy Race
                                      Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela

 

27. 4 March 1984

                                      Time: 31:32
                                      Pace: 15:46
                                      Sri Chinmoy Race
                                      Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

 

28. 11 March 1984

                                      Time: 25:26
                                      Pace: 12:43
                                      Sri Chinmoy Race
                                      Marine Park, Brooklyn, NY

 

29. 1 April 1984

                                      Time: 20:45
                                      Pace: 10:22
                                      Splits: 10:58/9:47
                                      Sri Chinmoy Race
                                      Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

 

30. 26 June 1984

                                      Time: 15:31
                                      Pace: 7:45
                                      Splits: 7:54/7:37
                                      Inaugural ‘Runners Are Smilers’
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

Sri Chinmoy won 1st place in the men’s 50 years and over. His bodyweight was 148 lbs.

 

 

31. 3 July 1984

                                      Time: 14:47
                                      Pace: 7:24
                                      Splits: 7:18/7:29
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy ran a personal best for 1984, winning 1st place in the men’s 50 years and over. His bodyweight was 149 lbs.

 

32. 10 July 1984

                                      Time: 14:48
                                      Pace: 7:24
                                      Splits: 7:15/7:33
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

Sri Chinmoy came 4th in the men’s 50 years and over, despite right knee pain. His bodyweight was 145 lbs.

 

 

33. 17 July 1984

                                      Time: 15:25
                                      Pace: 7:43
                                      Splits: 7:28/7:57
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

Sri Chinmoy ran with increased right knee pain.

 

 

34. 24 July 1984

                                      Time: 15:23
                                      Pace: 7:42
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy’s bodyweight was 148 lbs.

 

35. 31 July 1984

                                      Time: 14:53
                                      Pace: 7:27
                                      Splits: 7:06/7:47
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy’s bodyweight was 145 lbs.

 

36. 14 August 1984

                                      Time: 15:49
                                      Pace: 7:55
                                      Splits: 8:03/7:46
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

On 16 Aug 1984 Sri Chinmoy competed in a 3,000-metre race around Jamaica High School in a time of 16:46.

 

37. 4 September 1984

                                      Time: 25:55
                                      Pace: 12:58
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy racewalked this event.

 

38. 26 January 1985

                                      Time: 17:45
                                      Pace: 8:53
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

Sri Chinmoy ran and racewalked this event.

 

 

39. 23 February 1985

                                      Time: 29:02
                                      Pace: 14:31
                                      Splits: 15:56/14:41
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy had fasted for 8 days prior to this race and lost almost 15 lbs. His bodyweight was 155½ lbs.

 

40. 2 March 1985

                                      Time: 25:16
                                      Pace: 12:38
                                      Splits: 15:23 walking/9:53 running
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

Sri Chinmoy ran a pre-race warm-up mile in 11:38.

 

 

41. 3 March 1985

                                      Time: 24:03
                                      Pace: 12:01
                                      Splits: 14:06 walking/9:57 running
                                      Green Leaves & Ripe Fruits
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

42. 9 March 1985

                                      Time: 19:37
                                      Pace: 9:48
                                      Splits: 9:29 running/10:08 walk/run
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

Sri Chinmoy walked 2 more miles after the race. His bodyweight was 152 lbs.

 

 

43. 16 March 1985

                                      Time: n/a
                                      Pace: n/a
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

There was no overall time recorded; the 2nd mile was timed at 9:19.

 

44. 24 March 1985

Sri Chinmoy 2-Mile Race
Berlin, Germany
Time: not recorded
Pace: n/a

Read an article about this race by Animesh Harrington, first published in Runners: Oneness-World Harbingers magazine in 1985.

 

45. 27 March 1985

                                      Time: 22:41
                                      Pace: 11:20
                                      Splits: 9:04 running/13:37 walking
                                      Sri Chinmoy Three-Mile Race
                                      Cologne, Germany

 

Sri Chinmoy ran/walked 2 miles of the 3-mile race.

 

 

46. 6 April 1985

                                      Time: 22:16
                                      Pace: 11:08
                                      Splits: 8:53 running/13:23 walking
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy’s bodyweight was 149½ lbs.

 

47. 20 April 1985

                                      Time: 19:39
                                      Pace: 9:49
                                      Splits: 9:04/10:35 walk and run
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

Sri Chinmoy walked one mile before the race in 12:51.

 

 

48. 27 April 1985

                                      Time: 18:27
                                      Pace: 9:14
                                      Splits: 8:58/9:29
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy walked one mile before the race in 13:06.

 

49. 30 April 1985

                                      Time: 18:55
                                      Pace: 9:28
                                      Splits: 9:38/9:17
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy ran a pre-race warm-up mile in 11:38.

 

50. 7 May 1985

                                      Time: 27:31
                                      Pace: 13:45
                                      Splits: 14:05/13:26
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy ran a pre-race warm-up mile 16:50.

 

51. 14 May 1985

                                      Time: 32:30
                                      Pace: 16:15
                                      Splits: Walking 16:30/16:00
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy ran a pre-race warm-up mile 17:05.

 

52. 21 May 1985

                                      Time: 26:24
                                      Pace: 13:12
                                      Splits: Walking 13:41/12:43
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy walked a pre-race warm-up mile in 15:06 (also recorded under 3-mile races at Sri Chinmoy’s request; his 3-mile time was 41:30).

 

53. 4 June 1985

                                      Time: 27:07
                                      Pace: 13:34
                                      Walking
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy walked a pre-race mile in 15:16; his 3-mile time was 42:23.

 

54. 11 June 1985

                                      Time: 25:08
                                      Pace: 12:34
                                      Splits: 10:56/14:12 Run/Walk
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

55. 18 June 1985

                                      Time: n/a
                                      Pace: n/a
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

No time recorded for this event.

 

 

56. 16 July 1985

                                      Time: 18:51
                                      Pace: 9:25
                                      Splits: 10:09/8:42
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy took a rest between miles.

 

57. 23 July 1985

                                      Time: 17:53
                                      Pace: 8:56
                                      Splits: 9:46/8:07
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy took a rest between miles.

 

58. 30 July 1985

                                      Time: 16:55
                                      Pace: 8:27
                                      Splits: 9:08/7:47
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy took a rest between miles.

 

59. 23 December 1985

                                      Time: 22:14
                                      Pace: 11:07
                                      Walking
                                      Sri Chinmoy Race
                                      Beppu, Japan

 

60. 31 December 1985

                                      Time: n/a
                                      Pace: n/a
                                      Sri Chinmoy Race
                                      Fukayama, Japan

No time recorded for this event.

 

61. 18 January 1986

                                      Time: 23:05
                                      Pace: 11:33
                                      Splits: 12:33/10:32
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy walked a pre-race warm-up mile in 15:26; his 3-mile time was 38:01.

 

62. 1 February 1986

                                      Time: 17:57
                                      Pace: 8:58
                                      Splits: 9:33/8:24
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy walked a pre-race warm-up mile in 15:45; his 3-mile time was 33:42.

 

63. 1 March 1986

                                      Time: 24:32
                                      Pace: 12:16
                                      Splits: 11:14/13:18
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy walked a pre-race warm-up mile in 16:36; his 3-mile time was 41:08.

 

64. 8 March 1986

                                      Time: 18:18
                                      Pace: 9:09
                                      Splits: 9:37/8:41
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy walked a pre-race warm-up mile in 15:29; his 3-mile time was 32:47. His bodyweight was approx. 157 lbs.

 

65. 6 May 1986

                                      Time: 27:36
                                      Pace: 13:48
                                      Splits: 14:19/13:17 Walking
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

66. 13 May 1986

                                      Time: 26:49
                                      Pace: 13:24
                                      Splits: 13:53/12:56
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

67. 20 May 1986

                                      Time: 18:25
                                      Pace: 9:12
                                      Splits: 10:01/8:24
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

68. 17 June 1986

                                      Time: n/a
                                      Pace: 11:56
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy only completed one mile.

 

69. 24 June 1986

                                      Time: 21:17
                                      Pace: 10:39
                                      Splits: 8:06/13:11
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Second anniversary of Runners Are Smilers.

 

70. 1 July 1986

                                      Time: 18:17
                                      Pace: 9:08
                                      Splits: 10:00/8:17
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

71. 8 July 1986

                                      Time: 36:28
                                      Pace: 18:14
                                      Splits: 18:25/18:03 Walking
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

72. 22 July 1986

                                      Time: 21:55
                                      Pace: 10:57
                                      Splits: 10:27/11:28
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

73. 29 July 1986

                                      Time: 18:35
                                      Pace: 9:17
                                      Splits: 9:41/8:54
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Sri Chinmoy’s bodyweight was approx. 159¾ lbs.

 

74. 1 September 1986

                                      Time: 20:18
                                      Pace: 10:09
                                      Splits: 9:04/11:14
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

 

75. 2 December 1995

                                      Time: 27:56
                                      Pace: 13:58
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Goose Pond Park, Jamaica, NY

 

76. 9 December 1995

                                      Time: 24:25
                                      Pace: 12:13
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Goose Pond Park, Jamaica, NY

 

Sri Chinmoy ran and walked in the snow. His bodyweight was approx. 152 lbs.

 

 

77. 17 December 1995

Runners Are Smilers
Cape Town, South Africa
Time: 23:15
Pace: 11:38

 

The original time was adjusted when the course was found to be 369 metres long.

 

 

78. 23 December 1995

                                      Time: 21:12
                                      Pace: 10:36
                                      Sri Chinmoy Masters Games
                                      Greenpoint Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa

This was a Men’s Open event.

 

79. 26 December 1995

                                      Time: 21:51
                                      Pace: 10:55
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Cape Town, South Africa

 

80. 31 December 1995

                                      Time: 21:59
                                      Pace: 10:59
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Harare, Zimbabwe

 

81. 7 January 1996

                                      Time: 21:01
                                      Pace: 10:31
                                      Splits: 10:50/10:11
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Sri Chinmoy’s bodyweight was 158 lbs.

 

82. 14 January 1996

                                      Time: 22:36
                                      Pace: 11:18
                                      Splits: 10:45/11:51 Run/walk
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Technicon Stadium, University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa

 

83. 17 January 1996

                                      Time: 20:25
                                      Pace: 10:13
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa

 

Sri Chinmoy’s bodyweight was 161 lbs.

 

 

84. 21 January 1996

 Runners Are Smilers
 Durban, South Africa
Time: 21:02
Pace:10:31
Splits: 10:00/11:02 Run/walk

 

 

85. 10 February 1996

                                      Time: 23:21
                                      Pace: 11:41
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Goose Pond Park, Jamaica, NY

Sri Chinmoy’s bodyweight was 161 lbs.

 

86. 24 Feb 1996

                                      Time: 41:15
                                      Pace: 20:38
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      

 

87. 16 Mar 1996

                                      Time: 34:18.54
                                      Pace: 17:09
                                      Split: 18.06 (first mile)
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      

Sri Chinmoy was wearing a 2½ lb. neck brace.

 

88. 30 Mar 1996

                                      Time: 38:56
                                      Pace: 19:28
                                      Split: 19:45 (first mile)
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      

 

89. 28 June 1997

                                      n/a
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Walking

 

90. 5 July 1997

                                      Time: 42:54.28
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Walking

 

91. 19 July 1997

                                      Time: 37:33.36
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Walking

 

92. 26 July 1997

                                      Time: 31:33.65
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Walking

 

93. 6 Dec 1998

                                      Time: 42:15
                                      Pace: 21:08
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Honolulu, Hawaii
                                      Walking

 

94. 22 January 2000

Runners Are Smilers
Asunción, Paraguay
Time: 39:49
Pace: 19:55

 

 

95. 4 Dec 2000

                                      Time: 39:36
                                      Pace: 19:48
                                      Splits 20:53/18:43
                                      Runners Are Smilers
                                      Ayutthaya, Thailand

 

96. 24 January 2003

                                      Time: 44:55.15
                                      Cairns, Australia
                                      Walking

 

97. 27 January 2003

                                      Time: 40:42.40
                                      Cairns, Australia
                                      Walking

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