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.

"On The Final Leg." Greenwich Time, CT., October 1977.

About 275 hardy souls of all ages completed the course...The race, held to raise money for UNICEF, was watched by Sri Chinmoy...who presented medals and awarded the UNICEF Cup to Dr. Norb Sander, 35, the winner of the 1974 New York City Marathon, who finished the race in 54 minutes.

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