April 21 Six and Ten Day Race… Keep Going

At last it is time for the start of the 6 day race

Sahishnu introduces all the runners

Kate Condon is back after an 11 year absence

Runners at the start

A 360 view of the introductions and start

Everyone is eager for the start

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April 20 Six and 10 Day Race…Dive Deep Within

The weather has been cold and windy as the race enters its 4th day

At the end of 72 hours

This morning this is the moment when Ashprihanal set a Finnish record for 300 miles

Budjargal is 2nd with 279

The finish line is still many days away

Ilvaka in 2nd with 200

A 360 view of the race

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April 19 Six & Ten Day Race… Much to Learn

At the end of 48 hours

It has been rainy and damp most of the night

Don Winkley has 68 miles

A time for umbrellas, Elena has 126 miles

Some visitors who enjoy the weather more than the runners

To see the race in 360 click below

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April 18 Six & Ten Day Race …..New Goals

The first 24 hours have passed

The night has been cold and windy but dry

Alex and friend Samus

Zoey has 60 miles

Volodymyr has 72 miles and is about to soak his feet

Vasuprada has 57

A 360 view of the race today

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April 17 Start of 10 Day Race 2018…The Inner Journey

The course has mostly dried out since yesterday and in the morning the 10 day runners are signing in

Yuri will be running

Getting the banner up

Alex from Fort Worth

tents are mostly up

Giribhu

Petra is not running for 4 more days

Sergey and friend

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Day Before 10 Day Race 2018

Under some very challenging circumstances.  George and Erlinda Biondic set up their tent in Flushing Meadow the day before the start of the 10 Day Race

Overnight and into the morning hours rains were heavy

But Bipin is confident the course will drain by morning

Construction continues

The dugouts are the last of the major building

Once the frame is up a tarp is put over

By noon the sky was clearing

Don Winkley runs tomorrow

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6 & 10 Day Race Set Up April 15

There are still 2 days before the start of the 10 day race

Bipin and his crew have been working hard now for the past few days getting everything set up

There are many helpers like Dan who have helped with the setup many times

The kitchen at least has a roof

Race director Rupantar

Tents are going up

Tents

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2017 Sri Chinmoy Swim-Run Trio

Instructions

Start

Heading out to first buoy

First turn

First out of the water

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Sri Chinmoy’s 47 Mile Race 2017

It has taken me a lot longer than I hoped to gather up all the bits and pieces of the 47 mile race this year and I apologize to all those who have patiently waited to see pictures and listen to the voices of those who took part that wonderful night.

For me the race holds so many precious memories, particularly of course in the years when Sri Chinmoy not only came to watch and inspire the runners but also on those 2 historic occasions when he actually ran himself.

In 1980 Sri Chinmoy ran the race for the 2nd time with a time of 11:27, which transcended his time from the previous year.   I also ran the race that night for the 3rd time.  I was able to complete the race in 6:19 and then get out my film camera to record this footage.

New generations of runners have come and found their own love and inspiration for an event that is like no other.

They are building upon their own memories and yet the core of inspiration that compelled us to stand on the dusty track for the first time, to head off into the unknown 39 years ago remains intact and continually transcendent.  To honor our beloved spiritual teacher on his birthday in a profound and tangible way.

To take part means one sets off running at midnight.  To complete those sacred 47 miles means for most the necessity of  calling forth all of who you are and all that you have within.  To uncover and reveal all of your heart’s dedication and perhaps step up even one tiny rung on our timeless self transcendence journey.

Pratyaya and Mantrita

It is a perfect night

Tarit directing traffic

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Yolanda’s Finish…51 Days 17 Hours

Yolanda’s Finish Video

Final Laps

Empty chair

Smile Baby Smile

Nirbhasa getting a foot massage from his sister

“We can’t wait”

At long last

The smile

Victory

Daughter Tiffany

World Record

Presentation

Trophy

World class supporters Cathy Troisi and Kent Moore

Eddie and Valerie

The 10 Magnificent Runners