Sri Chinmoy 1300 Mile Race
The 1987 race became the Ultimate Ultra Trio as 1300 and 700 mile distances were added. Although no one completed the 1300 miler, Marty Sprengelmeyer (USA) led the way with 1250 miles.
In 1988 the Greek legend Yiannis Kouros assaulted the 1000 mile standard with an astounding world record performance of 10 days 10 hours, averaging 97 miles per day. In 1989 Scotsman Al Howie became the first person to reach 1300 miles within the time limit with a remarkable performance of 17 days 8 hours, followed by two other men, Ian Javes of Australia and Stefan Schlett of Germany. Al Howie dominated the 1990 1000 mile event and a year later broke his own 1300 mile record, winning in 16 days 19 hours. Sandra Barwick returned in 1991 to not only shatter the women's 1000 mile standard(12 days 14 hours) but also to become the first female ever to run 1300 miles in a certified race (17 days 22 hours). Antana Locs of Canada and Marty Sprengelmeyer also joined the elite group that have conquered the 1300, each setting new national standards. In 1992 Suprabha Beckjord was added to the 1300 finishers list as she completed the race on the new Ward's Island running course. In 1993 saw Istvan Sipos of Hungary break Al Howie's record with a brilliant run of 16 days 17 hours. Antana Locs and Suprabha Beckjord both joined Al Howie as two time finishers. In 1994 Locs and Beckjord became the only three time finishers, still keeping the elite list of finishers at eight names. In 1995 Latvian runner Georgs Jermolajevs set a new world best at 1300 miles in 16 days 14 hours.est at 1300 miles in 16 days 14 hours.
- RD: Rupantar LaRusso
- Sahishnu Szczesiul - History of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team Ultra Trio (2004)