Introduction
These 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. In later years, when the condition of his knees would no longer permit him to sprint or jump, he still participated wherever possible in the throwing events. These records are from the notebooks and records of Bipin, Ketan, Savita, Chetana and Vidagdha.
 

Sri Chinmoy’s Track Records in the West
 

  Time Date Race Location Notes
                25 METRES
1 4.66 24 Aug 1983 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY Using spikes and starting blocks
2 3.50 24 Aug 1983 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY Using spikes and standing start
 
                30 METRES
1 5.45 21 Aug 1983 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
 
                47 METRES
1 8.14 27 Aug 1983 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY 47 sprinters competed in honour of Sri Chinmoy’s birthday
 
                50 METRES
1 8.9 20 Jun 1982   Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
2 8.0 27 Jun 1982   Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
3 8.1 3 Aug 1983   St John’s University, NY  
4 8.0 11 Aug 1983 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY Bodyweight 133½ lbs.
5 8.1 16 Aug 1983 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
6 9.15 2 Sep 1983   Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
7 9.33 3 Sep 1983   St John’s University, NY  
8 9.21 6 Sep 1983   St John’s University, NY  
9 8.74 8 Sep 1983   St John’s University, NY Using starting blocks
10 *7.90 2 Jun 1996 California State Senior Games Sacramento, CA *Electronic timing; 37.5 strides; Bodyweight 152 lbs.
 
                60 METRES
1 10.5 20 Jun 1982   Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
2 9.1 27 Jun 1982   Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
3 9.3 11 Aug 1983 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
 
                70 METRES
1 10.3 4 Aug 1983   St John’s University, Long Island, NY  
2 10.3 8 Aug 1983   St John’s University, Long Island, NY  
 
                80 METRES
1 11.6 8 Aug 1983   St John’s University, Long Island, NY  
 
                100 METRES
                listed separately
 
                200 METRES
1 33.6 31 Jul 1981 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
2 34.8 10 Aug 1983 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY Bodyweight 135¾ lbs.
3 34.3 10 Aug 1983 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
4 38.7 14 Aug 1983 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY This was the best of 5 timings
5 34.31 25 Aug 1983 Sports Day    
6 43.46 28 Aug 1983   St John’s University, NY  
7 44.13 29 Aug 1983   Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
8 39.69 30 Aug 1983   Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
9 31.40 25 Sep 1983 V World Masters Games Sixto Escobar Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico The heats began at 4:30pm; Sri Chinmoy used starting blocks; he ran on the inside lane; Bodyweight 135 lbs.
10 41.09 18 Jun 1984      
11 36.70 21 Jun 1984      
12 39.55 27 Jun 1984      
13 37.91 12 Jul 1984      
14 41.86 17 Aug 1984   Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
15 41.43 1 Jul 1990   Victory Field, Long Island, NY  
16 36.72 6 Jul 1990   Victory Field, Long Island, NY  
17 35.23 10 Jul 1990   Victory Field, Long Island, NY Sri Chinmoy raced against Sujata; Bodyweight 154¾ lbs.
18 39.33 13 Jul 1990   Victory Field, Long Island, NY Tapering for masters Games
19 31.78 14 Jul 1990 Sri Chinmoy Masters Games Victory Field, Long Island, NY Sri Chinmoy placed 2nd; he ran in lane 2 without blocks or spikes
20 32.23 25 Aug 1990 Sports Day Victory Field, Long Island, NY Sri Chinmoy ran in lane 2 against Nirvik and Trishakash; he placed 1st
21 38.66 20 May 1991   Queensboro Community College, Long Island, NY  
22 32.90 11 Jun 1992   St John’s University, Long Island, NY Sri Chinmoy used spikes; Bodyweight 147½ lbs.; 149 strides
23 32.35 17 Jun 1992   St John’s University, Long Island, NY Sri Chinmoy used spikes; 146 strides
24 29.69 11 Jul 1992 Sri Chinmoy Masters Games Victory Field, Long Island, NY This is Sri Chinmoy’s best time in the West; 130½ strides
25 *30.91 1 Aug 1992 Eastern Regional Championships Downing Stadium, Randalls Island, NY Electronic time; Strides 138
26 *31.39 5 Jun 1993 MAC Masters Meet St John’s University, Long Island, NY Electronic time; hand time 30.85; Strides 140; Bodyweight 152 lbs.
27 33.41 28 Dec 1993 Sri Chinmoy Masters Games Apia, Samoa Grass track
28 33.30 8 Jan 1994 Sri Chinmoy Masters Games Fiji National Stadium, Suva, Fiji  
29 33.49 15 Jan 1994 Sri Chinmoy Masters Games National Stadium, Rarotonga, Cook Islands 6:50pm race; Sri Chinmoy placed 2nd out of 4 participants; drizzling
30 34.03 21 Jan 1994 Sri Chinmoy Masters Games Tahiti National Stadium, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia 6:20pm race; 4 competitors
31 36.60 23 Dec 1995 Sri Chinmoy Masters Games Greenpoint Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa Sri Chinmoy came 3rd out of 6 competitors
32 35.58 14 Jan 1996 Sri Chinmoy Masters Games Port Elizabeth, South Africa  
33 2:10.76 3 Sep 2004 Sports Day    
 
                400 METRES
1 1:21.1 27 Jul 1981 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
2 1:14.3 14 Aug 1981 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
3 1:21 22 Aug 1981 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
4 1:26.0 9 Jul 1983 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY Bodyweight 136½ lbs.
5 1:20.2 9 Jul 1983 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
6 1:20.40 9 Aug 1983 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
7 1:35 20 Aug 1983      
8 1:30 21 Aug 1983      
9 1:18 22 Aug 1983      
10 1:18 23 Aug 1983      
11 1:26.33 25 Aug 1983 Sports Day   Bodyweight 135 lbs
12 1:34.31 28 Aug 1983   St John’s University, NY  
13 1:32.15 29 Aug 1983   Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
14 1:27.45 30 Aug 1983   Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
15 1:22 31 Aug 1983      
16 1:26.77 2 Sep 1983   St John’s University, NY  
17 1:26.65 3 Sep 1983   Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
18 1:35.02 5 Sep 1983      
19 1:22.62 6 Sep 1983      
20 1:18.70 8 Sep 1983     No spikes
21 1:18.29 15 Sep 1983     No spikes; Bhima ran 5m ahead of Sri Chinmoy
22 1:18.42 17 Sep 1983     No spikes
23 1:12.66 27 Sep 1983 V World Masters Games Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico The heats began at 3:00pm; Sri Chinmoy ran in the first heat; Bodyweight 135 lbs; this is Sri Chinmoy’s best time in the West
24 2:43.30 27 May 1984 World Family Day Greenwich, CT  
25 1:41.79 6 Jun 1984     Best of two
26 1:31.40 7 Jun 1984     Best of two
27 1:25.04 11 Jun 1984     Best of two
28 1:22.59 14 Jun 1984     Best of two
29 1:22.84 19 Jun 1984     Best of two
30 1:24.88 29 Jun 1984     Best of two
31 1:31.00 16 Aug 1984   Jamaica High School Track, Jamaica, NY  
32 2:03 26 Jul 1985      
33 1:47 30 Jul 1985      
34 1:38 1 Aug 1985      
35 1:36 4 Aug 1985      
36 1:39.50 2 Jul 1990   Victory Field, Long Island, NY Best of two
37 1:28.09 11 Jul 1990   Victory Field, Long Island, NY Best of two
38 1:37.68 18 Jun 1992   St John’s University, Long Island, NY Sri Chinmoy used spikes
39 1:22.04 18 Jun 1992      
40 1:22.07 20 Jun 1992      
41 1:41.30 9Jul 1992      
42 1:24.86 15 Jul 1992      
43 1:55.91 14 Aug 1992      
44 1:54.50 15 Aug 1992      
45 1:29.39 17 Aug 1992     Best of three
46 1:26.62 19 Aug 1992      
47 1:38.72 22 Sep 1992      
48 2:07.59 10 Oct 1995   Armory  
49 1:49.50 11 Oct 1995   Armory  
50 2:03.41 15 Nov 1995   Armory  
51 1:58.00 16 Nov 1995   Armory  
52 2:02.00 19 Nov 1995   Armory  
53 1:36.00 20 Nov 1995   Armory  
54 1:32.04 24 Nov 1995   Armory  
55 1:34.40 4 Dec 1995   Armory  
56 1:46.09 14 Dec 1995   Greenpoint Track, Cape Town, South Africa  
57 4:44.00 3 Sep 2004 Sports Day    
 
                400-METRE RACEWALK
1 2:21 25 Aug 1989 Sports Day Victory Field, Long Island, NY There were four participants, including Nirvik and also Uttama (Puerto Rico).
2 3:23 1 Jul 1990   Victory Field, Long Island, NY  
3 3:03 9 Jul 1990   Victory Field, Long Island, NY  
4 2:33.83 27 Jul 1990   Victory Field, Long Island, NY  
5 2:16.58 28 Jul 1990   Francis Lewis High School, Long Island, NY  
6 2:11.57 29 Jul 1990   Victory Field, Long Island, NY  
7 3:00 4 Apr 1991     Last lap of one mile walk
8 3:04 15 Jun 1991     Last lap of one mile walk
9 1:44.05 24 Jun 1991      
10 3:26 14 Sep 1996 Sri Chinmoy Masters Games    

 

                50 METRES

 

 

10. 2 June 1996

 
California State Senior Games
Sacramento, CA
  Electronic Time: 7.90
Strides: 37.5
Bodyweight: 152 lbs.
 

 

 

 

 

                200 METRES

 

 

20. 25 August 1990

 
Sports Day
Victory Field, Long Island, NY
  Time: 32.23

Sri Chinmoy ran in lane 2 against Nirvik and Trishakash; he placed 1st.

 

24. 11 July 1992

Sri Chinmoy Masters Games
Victory Field, Long Island, NY
Time: 29.69
Strides: 130½

 

   

 

 

   

 

Sri Chinmoy recorded his best time in the West competing against his friend Tom.

 

26. 5 June 1993

Metropolitan Athletics Congress Masters Meet
St John’s University, Queens, New York
Electronic time: 31.39
Hand time: 30.85
Strides: 140

Sri Chinmoy was running in lane 8; he came 2nd in his age category and was defeated by his friend Tom who ran in lane 7.

 

31. 23 December 1995

Sri Chinmoy Masters Games
Greenpoint Stadium,
Cape Town, South Africa
Time: 36.60

 

Sri Chinmoy came 3rd out of 6 competitors.

 

 

                400 METRES

 

23. 27 September 1983

V World Masters Games
Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Time: 1:12.66

 

This is Sri Chinmoy’s best time in the West. The heats began at 3:00 p.m. and Sri Chinmoy ran in the first heat. His bodyweight was 135 lbs.

 

                400- METRE RACEWALK

 

1. 25 August 1989

 
Sports Day
Victory Field, Long Island, NY
  Time: 2:21
 

There were four participants, including Nirvik and also Uttama (Puerto Rico).

 

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