For Sri Chinmoy, 360 books, 130,000 paintings and 3,000 songs aren’t enough. Now the Indian spiritual master, who teaches most of his meditation at the United Nations, has been bitten by the running bug.

Chinmoy wrapped up his second official 26-mile marathon of the year yesterday — the “Heartwatchers” run in Toledo, Ohio — crossing the finish line in 3 hours and 55 minutes. That shaves 35 minutes off the 4 hours and 30 minutes he posted March 3 in Chico, Calif.

Says the 47-year-old guru, “Running is an aid to spiritual life since it offers individuals an opportunity to go beyond their own physical limits.”



Published on  page 2 of the Cape Cod Times, Monday, March 26, 1979