Races

 

 


Sri Chinmoy’s 100-Metre Races

Compiled by Vidagdha

Sri Chinmoy considered the 100-metre race to be the blue ribbon event of track and field. From his Ashram days he had excelled at this distance, winning it for sixteen consecutive years. Officially, his best time in the Ashram was 11.7, recorded using hand timing. The race was run on the Ashram’s cinder track. Sri Chinmoy used a single wooden starting block and ran barefoot. In practice, the same timekeepers recorded a best for him of 11.3. Read more

 


Sri Chinmoy’s Track Races

This section covers distances from 25 metres to 400 metres, excluding the 100 metres, which is listed separately. The records are a work in progress. A number of results from Sri Chinmoy’s early years in America have, unfortunately, been lost over time. Again, other events in which Sri Chinmoy participated may come to light. This table contains a mixture of official races and key training sessions. Since Sri Chinmoy placed more emphasis on personal progress than on competition, he regarded both marks as equally important. His training sessions are also valuable indicators of the dedication he brought to his beloved track and field events. Read more

 


Sri Chinmoy’s Two Miles Races

Compiled by Savita, Vidagdha and SCMT

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. Read more

 


Sri Chinmoy’s Middle Distance Races

 

This section covers distances from 800 metres to 3 miles, excluding the 2-mile races, which are listed separately. Some races were conducted on a 400-metre track, but most events longer than 800 metres were conducted on the road. Read more

 

 


Sri Chinmoy’s Long Distance Races

 

This section covers distances from 5 kilometres to 25 kilometres. Read more

 

 

 


Sri Chinmoy’s Marathon Races

Compiled by Savita and Vidagdha

These statistics and notes were maintained by Savita. In the heyday of Sri Chinmoy’s distance running, there was a long chart taped to a wall on his front porch and Savita would enter all his race results on it so that he could see at a glance his progress. Read more

 


Sri Chinmoy’s Ultramarathon Races

 

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Sri Chinmoy’s Field Competitions

This section covers Sri Chinmoy's competitions in long jump, javelin, discus and shot put. The records are a work in progress. A number of results from Sri Chinmoy’s early years in America have, unfortunately, been lost over time. Again, other events in which Sri Chinmoy participated may come to light. This table contains a mixture of official races and key training sessions. Since Sri Chinmoy placed more emphasis on personal progress than on competition, he regarded both marks as equally important. His training sessions are also valuable indicators of the dedication he brought to his beloved track and field events. Read more