About the author:

Rupantar has been the race director of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team since 1985, having been asked by Sri Chinmoy to serve in that capacity. As well as working on the big races the US Marathon Team organise each year - the 3100 Mile Race and the Six and 10 Day Race - he also spends a considerable amount of time archiving the Marathon Team's 40 year history on this website.

Luis Rios is a legendary marathon runner and a longtime friend of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, having participated in our races for decades. This great story, titled "After a Jog 35 Years Ago, He’s Still Running in Circles" written by Jesse Newman appeared in the New York Times appeared August 9 , 2012

"At 11 a.m. on Sunday two things will happen: in London, around 100 of the world’s fastest men will launch themselves onto the 26.2-mile Olympic marathon course, dashing from Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London in front of hundreds of thousands of excited spectators.

"Meanwhile, as the sun rises over Brooklyn, a lone man named Luis Rios will be traipsing unnoticed along the not-quite-three-and-a-half-mile loop in Prospect Park..." Complete article on Luis Rios »