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.

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Photos: (l to r) Martin Bentz, Allan Steinfeld, Sri Chinmoy and Fred Lebow

"Lewis and Chinmoy open New York Games." The Indiana Runner. September 1990.

"Carl Lewis sang the National Anthem and Sri Chinmoy offered a Moment of Peace to open the New York Road Runners Club's New York Games, Sunday, July 29th, at Columbia's Wein Stadium.

Lewis's pride and love for America were demonstrated in his heroic sports efforts and soulful song. Close friend and advisor, Sri Chinmoy, stood by Lewis's side as thousands of spectators and athletes gratefully listened to Lewis's rendition of America's Anthem...

The New York Games, the only track and field event of this sort in New York, are aptly organized by Fred Lebow and the New York Road Runners Club. To honor Lebow and his organization, Sri Chinmoy dedicated a song to the New York Games, also performed on the sports field at the meet's finale."

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