The Sixth Annual Self-Transcendence Invitational Marathon, April 9, 2013 (a slide show)
By Rupantar LaRussoauthor bio »
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.
Every April an invitational marathon is held only for members of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team who have run faster than Sri Chinmoy's fastest marathon time of 3:55:07 and, within the past 5 years.
Sri Chinmoy loved the challenge of the marathon distance and in fact completed 22 marathons in a period from March 1979 through February 1983. In deference to his fastest marathon time of 3:55:07 (ran on March 25, 1979 in the Heart-Watchers Marathon in Toledo, OH), every April an invitational marathon is held only for members of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team who have ran faster than 3:55:07 and within the past 5 years. This will be the 6th Annual Self Transcendence Invitational Marathon, held at Flushing Meadow Corona Park and will start at 9 a.m.
Enjoy Cristian's slideshow of this year's race...
A moment of silence before the start of the race. Photo: Cristian