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Athletic Activities

Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart

Sri Chinmoy lifted over 8,300 individuals overhead, either with one arm or both arms, using a specially constructed platform in a unique award programme called “Lifting Up the World with a Oneness-Heart” which began on 26 June 1988.

Weightlifting

30 Jan 1987 — 7063¾-lb One-arm Lift (right arm)

04 Aug 1988 — 7040¼-lb One-arm Lift (left arm)

19 Feb 2000 — Standing Overhead Double Dumbbell Lift, 1300 lbs

15 Oct 2000 — 1000-lb Double Dumbbell Bench Press

28 Nov-6 Dec 2002 — Lifted 1000 lambs in a Seated Double-Arm Overhead Lift in 6 lifting sessions, New Zealand

10 Dec-16 Dec 2002 Lifted 100 cows in an Overhead Platform Standing Calf Raise Lift in 3 lifting sessions, New Zealand

12 Apr 2004 — 800-lb Seated Overhead Double Dumbbell Lift

11 Apr 2004 — Lifted 146,931 lbs in one day – a record number, 20,000 lbs or 10 tons more than he did at his 2002 public weightlifting exhibition.

11 April 2004 — Lifted own body weight of 177 lbs (including apparatus) 100 times with his left arm from a seated position, 1 minute, 17 seconds.

12 Apr 2004 — 10 reps of 400-lb Crunch Abdomen-Ups

Rainbow-Dreamers Feats

21 Apr 1996 — Standing Vertical Jump, 18¼”

03 May 1996 — Standing High Jump, 35”

16 Jun 1996 — Vertical Jump onto a Platform, 33”

22 Feb 1997 — 79 baskets out of 100 from foul line Rainbow-Dreamers Bodybuilding Exercises

30 Apr 1996 — Step-Ups Wearing a Weighted Vest, 100 step-ups with 50-lb vest

16 Jun 1996 — Walking with a 100-lb Weighted Vest, 250 metres

17 Aug 1996 — Crunch Sit-Ups, 13,000 in 2 hours, 40 minutes Personal Bests, Sprinting to Ultramarathons

Running

Sri Chinmoy has completed 225 road races, including 22 marathons and 5 ultramarathons

11 Jul 1992 — 100m 13.67 seconds Sri Chinmoy Masters Games, Queens, NY

11 Jul 1992 — 200m 29.69 seconds Sri Chinmoy Masters Games, Queens, NY

27 Sep 1983 — 400m 72.66 seconds World Masters Games, San Juan, PR

29 Jul 1981 — 800m 2:47 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix, Queens, NY

27 Jun 1982 — 1500m 6:30 Sri Chinmoy Race, Queens, NY

02 Aug 1981 — 1 mile 6:23 Sri Chinmoy Grand Prix, Queens, NY

29 Mar 1981 — 2 miles 13:42 (6:51 pace) Sri Chinmoy Race, Westport, CT

06 Jun 1979 — 3 miles 22:21 (7:27 pace) Sri Chinmoy Race, Scottsdale, AZ

17 May 1980 — 3.1 miles/5k 22:12 (7:09 pace) Great North Fork Footrace, Greenport, NY

23 Mar 1980 — 3.5 miles 25:29 (7:09 pace) March Speed Run, Brooklyn, NY

07 Aug 1982 — 4 miles* 30:33 (7:34 pace) Summer Blahs Race, Central Park, NY, NY

11 July 1982 — 5 miles* 38:11 (7:38 pace) Sri Chinmoy Race, Queens, NY

10 Oct 1981 — 6.2 miles/10k* 54:11 (8:48 pace) Foliage Run, Ringwood, NJ

30 Mar 1980 — 7 miles 51:18 (7:19 pace) Sri Chinmoy Race, Fairfield, CT

23 Sep 1979 — 10 miles 1:23:47 (8:23 pace) Sri Chinmoy Race, Greenwich, CT

13 Sep 1981 — 13 miles* 2:01:30 (9:20 pace) Sri Chinmoy Marathon (first 13 miles), Plainsboro, NJ

15 Nov 1981 — 13.1 miles* 1:55:24 (8:48 pace) Sri Chinmoy Half-Marathon, Queens, NY

04 Oct 1981 — 15.5 miles/25k 2:30:35 (9:43 pace) New York City Marathon Tune-Up, Central Park, NY, NY

25 Mar 1979 — 26.2 miles 3:55:07 (8:58 pace) Heart-Watchers Marathon, Toledo, OH

27 Aug 1980 — 47 miles 11:27:24 Sri Chinmoy Ultramarathon, Queens, NY

Unofficial split times that surpass the above race times

27 Jul 1982 — 4 miles 30:21 Rhode Island

27 Jul 1982 — 5 miles 38:07 Rhode Island

27 Jul 1982 — 6.2 miles/10k 47:11 Rhode Island

02 May 1982 — 13 miles 1:54:04 Newsday L.I. Marathon, Long Island, NY

02 May 1982 — 13.1 miles 1:54:30 Newsday L.I. Marathon, Long Island, NY Tennis

Tennis

13 Jun 1977 — Sri Chinmoy started playing tennis

Push-ups

07 Jan 1986 — 2,230 in 59 minutes 50 seconds, Kyoto, Japan