The first Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence Marathon, held Aug. 30 in Rockland Lake State Park in upstate New York, drew more than 800 runners from around the world.

Dhima Bogush, 31, from Moldova, sprinted to the finish in a neck-to-neck race with second-place finisher Gyula Szabo, 32, of Hungary, for a winning time of 2:43.

The top woman runner was New Zealander Anna Webster, 25, whose time was 3:08.

Publsihed in Anahata Nada, Volume 33, August–Mid-November, 2002