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.
  • The Start of Chico Anniversary Run

    The Start of Chico Anniversary Run

  • Lyalya and Ratuji during Chico Marathon Anniversary Run

    Lyalya and Ratuji during Chico Marathon Anniversary Run

  • Mario during Chico Marathon Anniversary Run

    Mario during Chico Marathon Anniversary Run

  • Roger during Chico Anniversary Run

    Roger during Chico Anniversary Run

  • Gundega During Chico Anniversary Run

    Gundega During Chico Anniversary Run

  • A Special Friend Visits the Chico Marathon Anniversary Run

    A Special Friend Visits the Chico Marathon Anniversary Run

  • Winner of Chico Anniversay Run Queens NY

    Winner of Chico Anniversay Run Queens NY

  • Arpan After Finishing Chico Anniversary Run

    Arpan After Finishing Chico Anniversary Run

It was a cold and windly March 5th when over 25 of Sri Chinmoy's disciples prepared for the start of a marathon to honor their mediitation teacher's first marathon run at the Bidwell Classic Marathon, Chico, California on March 2, 1979. Dispite temperatures in the teens, 15 of the runners completed the race with local runner Sasha winning in 3:43:57.  The girls best time was by Harita in 4:12:02. Many local runners participated by running various distance during the marathon run.

 

Sri Chinmoy completed 22 marathons in his brief marathon career but encourage his students to continue marathon running as a means to maintaining and increasing both physical and spiritual fitness. Similar celebrations honoring Sri Chinmoy's Chico marathon run were held throughout the world.

Sri Chinmoy Chico, California Marathon Anniversary Run, Queens, NY 4/5/2017: Finishers

Boys

  1. Sasha        3:43:57
  2. Arpan        3:55:48
  3. Dimitri       4:25:33
  4. Mario        4:35:10
  5. Georgi      4:48:21
  6. Roger       5:06:30
  7. Peteris      5:17:31

Girls

  1. Harita       4:12:02
  2. Gundega  4:34:06
  3. Ratuga     4:44:04
  4. Svetlana   4:44:15
  5. Kaneenika 4:45:17
  6. Lyalya        4:54:56
  7. Palash       5:16:04
  8. Antana      5:24:01

 

 

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