Introduction
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.

 

Sri Chinmoy’s Marathon Results

 

Time

Pace

Date

Race

Location

1

4:31:34

10:21

3 Mar 1979

Bidwell Classic

Chico, CA

2

3:55:07

8:58

25 Mar 1979

Heart-Watchers Marathon

Toledo, Ohio

3

4:16:23

9:47

6 May 1979

Newsday Long Island Marathon

Long Island, NY

4

4:41:16

10:44

12 May 1979

Champlain Valley Marathon

Plattsburgh, NY

5

5:39:41

12:57

6 Oct 1979

Phidippides Marathon

Athens, Greece

6

4:48:54

11:01

21 Oct 1979

New York City Marathon

New York, NY

7

4:33:55

10:27

2 Dec 1979

Jersey Shore Marathon

Asbury Park, NJ

*

6:01:27

13:47

1 Feb 1980

Solo walking marathon
(not counted among official times)

Briarwood/Jamaica, NY

8

4:30:00

10:18

24 May 1980

Solo run

Munich, Germany

9

5:18:31

12:09

1 June 1980

Sri Chinmoy Marathon

San Mateo, CA

10

5:22:11

12:17

1 Feb 1981

Sri Chinmoy Inspiration Marathon

Hampton, NH

11

4:30:21

10:19

7 Mar 1981

Bidwell Classic

Chico, CA

12

4:36:20

10:32

25 Oct 1981

New York City Marathon

New York, NY

13

4:26:56

10:11

2 May 1982

Newsday Long Island Marathon

Long Island, NY

14

4:44:41

10:51

24 Oct 1982

New York City Marathon

New York, NY

15

4:36:00

10:32

7 Nov 1982

Sri Chinmoy Marathon

Zurich, Switzerland

16

4:22:57

10:02

14 Nov 1982

Jersey Shore Marathon course

Asbury Park, NJ

17

5:12:00

11:54

5 Dec 1982

Sri Chinmoy Marathon

San Juan, Puerto Rico

18

4:33:43

10:26

31 Dec 1982

Sri Chinmoy Marathon

Okinawa, Japan

19

5:33:33

12:43

22 Jan 1983

Orange Bowl Marathon

Miami, Florida

20

5:20:03

12:12

30 Jan 1983

Solo run

Flushing Meadow Park, NY

21

5:56:59

13:37

6 Feb 1983

Sri Chinmoy Inspiration Marathon

Hampton, NH

22

5:25:20

12:25

20 Feb 1983

Solo run

Hempstead Turnpike, Long Island, NY

 

1. 3 March 1979

                                      Time: 4:31:34
                                      Pace: 10:21
                                      Bidwell Classic
                                      Chico, California

 

2. 25 March 1979

Heart-Watchers Marathon
Toledo, Ohio
Time: 3:55:07
Pace: 8:58

 

This remained Sri Chinmoy’s personal best time for the marathon. Read Sri Chinmoy’s account of the race.

 

 

 

3. 6 May 1979

Newsday Long Island Marathon
Long Island, NY
Time: 4:16:23
Pace: 9:47

 

 

 

4. 12 May 1979

                                      Time: 4:41:16
                                      Pace: 10:44
                                      Champlain Valley Marathon
                                      Plattsburgh, New York

 

5. 6 October 1979

                                      Time: 5:39:41
                                      Pace: 12:57
                                      Phidippides Marathon
                                      Athens, Greece

 

Read Sri Chinmoy’s account of the race and the next 15 anecdotes.

 

 

6. 21 October 1979

New York City Marathon
New York, NY
Time: 4:48:54
Pace: 11:01

Prior to the race start, Sri Chinmoy met with Olympic triple gold medallist Emil Zatopek and ultramarathon champion Don Ritchie. Read an account of the race as reported in Anahata Nada, 1979.

 

 

7. 2 December 1979

                                      Time: 4:33:55
                                      Pace: 10:27
                                      Jersey Shore Marathon
                                      Asbury Park, New Jersey

 

This race completed Sri Chinmoy’s 7th marathon in his first nine months of taking up the sport.

 

 

 

*. 1 February 1980

                                      Time: 6:01:27
                                      Pace: 13:47
                                      Solo walking marathon
                                      Streets of Briarwood and Jamaica

 

Sri Chinmoy commenced walking at 1:30 a.m. His 3-mile route went along the Grand Central Service Road and continued on neighbourhood streets. He did not want this marathon to be counted among his official times.

 

 

 

8. 24 May 1980

                                      Time: 4:30:00
                                      Pace: 10:18
                                      Solo run
                                      Munich, Germany

 

9. 1 June 1980

                                      Time: 5:18:31
                                      Pace: 12:09
                                      Sri Chinmoy Marathon
                                      San Mateo, California

 

Sri Chinmoy began his long-distance running career in San Francisco, California, on 1 June 1978. This race was held in honour of the second anniversary of this most significant date.

 

 

10. 1 February 1981

Sri Chinmoy Inspiration Marathon
Hampton, New Hampshire
Photo by Bhashwar

Time: 5:22:11
Pace: 12:17

 

11. 7 March 1981

                                      Time: 4:30:21
                                      Pace: 10:19
                                      Bidwell Classic
                                      Chico, California

 

Sri Chinmoy returned to the race where he had recorded his personal best time two years previously with the hope that he would run another fast time, but he suffered greatly from cramps from mile seventeen onwards. Read Sri Chinmoy’s account of the race.

 

 

12. 25 October 1981

New York City Marathon
New York, NY
Time: 4:36:20
Pace: 10:32

                            

Sri Chinmoy’s bodyweight was 146½ lbs.

 

13. 2 May 1982

                                      Time: 4:26:56
                                      Pace: 10:11
                                      Newsday Long Island Marathon
                                      Long Island, NY

 

Sri Chinmoy recorded personal best split times for: 25 km, 2:20.30; half- marathon, 1:54:30; and 13 miles, 1:54:04.

 

 

14. 24 October 1982

                                      Time: 4:44:41
                                      Pace: 10:51
                                      New York City Marathon
                                      New York

 

Sri Chinmoy’s bodyweight was 137 lbs. Read Sri Chinmoy’s account of the race and following stories.

 

 

15. 7 November 1982

                                      Time: 4:36:00
                                      Pace: 10:31
                                      Sri Chinmoy Marathon
                                      Zurich, Switzerland

Read Sri Chinmoy’s account of this race.

 

16. 14 November 1982

                                      Time: 4:22:57
                                      Pace: 10:02
                                      Jersey Shore Marathon course
                                      Asbury Park, NJ

 

Sri Chinmoy ran the course 2½ hours before the official race. His bodyweight was 136 lbs. The temperature was 50˚F with a wind of 10 mph.

 

 

17. 5 December 1982

                                      Time: 5:12:00
                                      Pace: 11:54
                                      Sri Chinmoy Marathon
                                      San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

The temperature was 90˚F.

 

 

18. 31 December 1982

                                      Time: 4:33:43
                                      Pace: 10:26
                                      Sri Chinmoy Marathon
                                      Okinawa, Japan

 

19. 22 January 1983

                                      Time: 5:33:33
                                      Pace: 12:43
                                      Orange Bowl Marathon
                                      Miami, Florida

 

Conditions for this race were extremely high humidity and heavy rain. Read Sri Chinmoy’s account of this race and following stories.

 

 

20. 30 January 1983

                                      Time: 5:20:03
                                      Pace: 12:12
                                      Solo run
                                      Flushing Meadow Park, NY

 

21. 6 February 1983

                                      Time: 5:56:59
                                      Pace: 13:37
                                      Sri Chinmoy Inspiration Marathon
                                      Hampton, NH

 

Omitting rest stops, Sri Chinmoy’s time was 5:29:59.

 

 

22. 20 February 1983

                                      Time: 5:25:20
                                      Pace: 12:25
                                      Solo run
                                      Hempstead Turnpike, Long Island, NY
.

Omitting a rest stop after 15 miles, Sri Chinmoy’s time was 5:10:33.

 

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