#176. The Sri Chinmoy La Jolla Swim & Run (San Diego – May 19, 2019)

The Sri Chinmoy La Jolla Swim & Run begins with a 1-mile ocean swim from La Jolla Shores Beach followed by either a 5K or a 10K on the flat-packed sand at water’s edge. Participate as either an individual or relay team. Chip timing, finisher’s medals and great refreshments for all. Age-group awards for individuals as well as awards to top relay teams. Sponsored by Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team. Swim course monitored by San Diego City Lifeguards. A fun event in the beautiful San Diego surf and sand!

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To find out more, visit the official website: www.srichinmoyraces.org

 

#153. Joana Schenker receives the Torch-Bearer Award (Albufeira​, Portugal – December 29, 2018)

Joana Schenker is a professional bodyboarder. Dominating the Portuguese National and European Tour since 2014, she won both titles for 4 years in a row. In her second season competing on the APB world tour, Joana wins the World Title, and makes history by becoming Portugal´s first professional World Champion in wave riding sports. 2017 was the perfect year, National, European and World Bodyboard Champion. The media made Joana not only the new Queen of bodyboarding but also a star in the Portuguese sports scene.

To find out more, visit the official website: www.peacerun.org

#91. Abhejali‘s North Channel Swim (August 15, 2017)

On Aug 15, 2017, Abhejali Bernardova, a member of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team from Zlin, Czech Republic, completed her 6th Oceans Seven challenge by conquering the North Channel from Donaghadee in Northern Ireland to Portpatrick in Scotland (35km – about the same distance as the English channel) in an excellent time of 10 hours 23:48, assisted by her experienced crew (Catalina, EC, Tsugaru): her sister Jana from London, Scottish team member Dhavala Stott and Jayalata from N.Y. According to the ILDSA (link is external) (Irish Long Distance Swimming Association) it was the fastest crossing of the six solo swims so far of 2017.

The North Channel (link is external) is widely regarded as one of the hardest sea swims in the world, due to low water temperatures (10-14°C, warmest in August), ubiquitous Lion mane jellyfish that surface with the sun, strong currents and very unpredictable and changeable weather. Abhejali is the first Czech swimmer – male or female – to swim the North Channel, the 17th woman overall and only the 49th person in the world to successfully complete the swim.

#86. Sri Chinmoy Swim/Run Trio (Lake Welch, Harriman State Park, NY – September 10, 2017)

The Sri Chinmoy 1K Sprint Swim is one event that is part of the larger Sri Chinmoy Swim/Run Trio. This short swim takes place in Lake Welch at Harriman State Park.

The Sri Chinmoy Swim/Run Trio at Harriman State Park in upstate New York consists of three races staged simultaneously on Sunday, September 10th 2017:
Swim-Run Aquathlon: 1km swim and 10 km run. Participants can race as individuals, or as part of a relay team
10K road race
1K open-water swim race
The 10 km run and 1 km swim are staged on the same course as the Swim-Run Aquathlon. The swim takes place in beautiful Lake Welch; the run is through the forest and follows the shores of Lake Welch.

#84. 30th Sri Chinmoy Marathon Swim Lake Zurich 2017

On August 6, 2017, the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team held its 30th Marathon Swim on Lake Zurich, covering a distance of 26 k. The winner in the main solo category among the men was Paul Eugen Dorin Georgescu of Romania with a time of 7:11:37 h; the fastest woman in the main solo category was Jenny Zwijnen (GB) with 7:44:52 h.

You can find all the results as well as a photo gallery here: http://ch.srichinmoyraces.org/files/ch/results_marathon_swim_2017_3.pdf.

 

#55. Abhejali – Becoming student of Sri Chinmoy

Abhejali Bernardova is a member of the Sri Chinmoy Centre in Zlin, Czech Republic. She swam the English Channel in 2011 and is a member of the music group – Agnikana’s Group.
In this video, she talks about how she became interested in meditation and later became a disciple of Sri Chinmoy. Abhejali also explains how she received her spiritual name from Sri Chinmoy.