NEW YORK — He started August on the fast track, sprinting his way through those hot summer days in races held in the metropolitan area.

The runner was Sri Chinmoy, who wanted to finish his 48th year with a burst of speed. (He was to turn 49 on Aug. 27.)

He completed an 800-metre New York Road Runners’ Summer Track event on Randall’s Island Aug. 5 in 2:59:9. Six days later he won the Master’s Division in a two-mile race in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, with a time of 13:53 — a 6:56 pace.

Published in Anahata Nada, Volume 6, Nos. 8-12, Volume 7, No. 1, August 1980-January 1981