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.

"Sri Chinmoy 13-Mile Race...A Running Duel." Runner's Gazette. February 1980.

A running duel dominated the December 9 Sri Chinmoy 13-Mile Race in Flushing Meadow Park as 20 year old John Doyle of St. John's University, Queens and 28 year old Rejean Gauthier of Ottawa, Canada quickly moved out from the pack of 400 runners...

Partial Race Results...

1. John Doyle, 20, St. Johns Queens: 1:09:08

2. Rejean Gauthier, 28, Ottawa, Canada: 1:09:42

3. Roger Sheldon, 32, Flushing Meadow Track Club: 1:11:06

40-49 age category:

1. Cahit Yeter, 44, Cahit's Pacers: 1:15:12

2. Richard Gazda, 40, Port Washington: 1:18:05

3. Charles Kennedy, 41, New York: 1:18:52

Women's Division

1. Kathy Naughton, 25, College Point Track Club: 1:32:05

2. Lucille Corva, 28, Bronx: 1:34:08

3. Margaret Greco, 29, College Point: 1:38:51

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Over 400 runners crowd the start of the Sri Chinmoy 13-Mile Race

at Flushing Meadow Park on December 9, 1979.

Partial Scanned Results...

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