About the Sri Chinmoy Marathon team

The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team was founded in 1977 by meditation teacher and fitness advocate Sri Chinmoy as a way to inspire the sporting community

The main focus of the Marathon Team is on organising and participating in running races, but we are also organizing triathlons and swim events. Many of our members have had remarkable achievements in a number of sports - including  English Channel and open water swimming.

Sri Chinmoy encouraged his students to attempt the English Channel, in line with his philosophy of self-transcendence - getting joy from expanding your own boundaries.

In 1985, Vasanti Niemz from Germany became the first member of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team to cross the Channel. In 2010, she swam a 2nd EC solo, as part of an individual English Channel triathlon from Dover to Aachen.

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