3100 mile runner Stutisheel Oleg Lebedev speaks about his challenges at the biggest race in New York, his first participation in the Zurich Lake Marathon Swim, as well as the importance of meditation and nutrition. This is the 40th edition of the interview series LIFE Voices. Produced by kedarvideo, Switzerland.
In Geneva, several hundred paintings by Sri Chinmoy have been exhibited at the Palais des Nations, United Nations Office. The event was sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in Geneva, with support from the Cultural Diplomacy and Outreach Section of the UN Office at Geneva, in collaboration with the Jharna-Kala Art Foundation. The exhibit contains several distinct genre of paintings. These include a series of Peace-Bird drawings, originally exhibited at the Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, in 2006. Another series of 9”x12” acrylic paintings were first shown at an exhibition at St. Petersburg State University, Russia, in 2004.
Stutisheel Oleg Lebedev finished the Zurich Lake Marathon in 9:53:27 h and became the first Ukrainian to finish the swim.
Sri Chinmoy meditates during a peace concert in Stockholm, October 1990. Filmed by kedarvideo, Switzerland.
Californian pedestrienne Yolanda Holder became a legend, walking the entire 3100 miles of this year’s 3100 mile race of Queens, NY, and finishing yesterday fifth overall in 51 days+17:00:13. She became the oldest woman to finish the 3100 mile race, and only the second American woman to complete this difficult race. She is the first pure walker to attempt the distance. She has now set many age-group women’s best marks for daily totals, as well as miles and kms.
On Sunday, August 6, 2017, another sitting sculpture of Sri Chinmoy has been inaugurated in Budapest.
Recorded during a peace concert in Berlin in 1990 by kedarvideo, Switzerland.
Recorded during a peace concert in Den Haag in October of 1988 by kedarvideo, Switzerland.
Vasu Duzhiy, 51, of St Petersburg, Russia won the 21st Annual Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race for the second time in 46 days+17:38:22. He has completed the longest footrace six straight times. He is still ranked fifth all-time and is one of only five men to average 70 miles a day for the duration of the race. Vasu was serenaded with songs and flowers by a throng of over 120 people. Kaneenika Janakova continued her historic run with a strong 64.2 miles today. She has only 211 laps remaining and hopes to finish Saturday evening. Nirbhasa Magee is two days ahead of his previous best for the 3100, and eyes a saturday finish as well. Harita Davies was steady as usual, and it paid off again with 60.36 miles. Yolanda Holder walked her way to 61.4 miles and is still within sight of the goal with five days left.
“Lifting up the world with a oneness-heart” is a program that Sri Chinmoy initiated and followed for many years honoring men of all walks of life for their contributions to the world at large. This function took place in Munich in October of 1988. Filmed by Kedar Misani, Switzerland.