Category Archives: Sport Events
Stutisheel’s 10th finish in 3100-Mile Race!
October 25, 2022 Ukrainian ultrarunner Stutisheel Oleg Lebedev, age 52, today finished the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race in 51 days, 15 hours, 37 minutes, 47 seconds — his Read more…
The day before the start of the 3100 Mile race in 2022
The 26th Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race starts on September 4, 2022 at 6:00 AM New York time. It is the longest certified race in the world. The deadline Read more…
Trophy prize in the 7.5 km Oceanman swim
September 5, 2020, I finished in the Oceanman swim for 7.5 km in Odessa together with my wife!
In the middle of the summer, when almost all running starts were canceled, the inspiration came to join my wife, who was preparing for a 10 km swim after a not so successful start in Cherkasy across the Dnipro river. I then figured – there should be enough time to prepare for 2 months. And training began 5 days a week in the pool.
It took me a month to pick up speed, strengthen arms, and even out the balance. In August, I already confidently kept the pace of 2 min / 100 m during long swims of 4-5-6 km. I noticed from my past training sessions for a swim across Zurich Lake, with an emphasis on swimming, the shoulders and arms are strengthened, the legs are weakened) Correspondingly, the body balance in the water improves – the legs sink less and the body position is closer to the horizontal line. Our maximum swim was 8 km, and in that week we swam 26 km in total.
Now about the start itself in Odessa.
The distance was supposed to be 10 km, but due to difficult weather conditions, the organizers reduced it to 7.5 km on the day of the start. It seems the waves, wind, and rain intensified with each lap) The sea was stormy by 3 points.
We swam three laps of 2.5 km each. One stretch directly against the wind and waves with burunches was something! Despite having already swum 10 km in Miami and 26 km on Zurich Lake, conditions in the Black Sea were the most challenging.
But everything went very cool! Immensely happy! Swam in 3:04 (pace 2: 27/100 m or 2.4 km / h), Irina – in 3:20. She was attacked by seasickness, as in Cherkasy. The pills she had stocked up didn’t work very well …
Although I did not expect much from the organization (according to the stories of the participants of past starts), practically everything turned out to be ok. Of course, I would put more buoys for a reference point, otherwise, there were only four large buoys in the corners on the 2.5 km lap in the sea with waves. And even they were not always visible because of the waves! Plus the 5 km swim (they had two laps, and we had three) started when many of the 7.5 km swimmers finished the first lap. I got into the cyclone of the mess)
I was ready to swim another lap to a full ten! Sped up at the end. Although when I got out of the water, I realized that I did my best and was tired.
Super positive drive! Several times I caught myself thinking that I got the flow and made friends with the sea)
Another self-transcendence! As a result, we also won prizes in our age category 50-59 (Irina – the first, I – the third) and perfectly presented the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team.
The fullness of life is in motion!
Marathon Season Opening in Odessa, Ukraine
On the March 17, 2019 in Odessa was an opening of the marathon season in Ukraine! About 900 participants took part at races of 42 km, 21 km, 10 km Read more…
Lectures and half-marathon in Riga
On March 1-2 Stutisheel Oleg Lebedev gave lectures “Sport and meditation” in Riga, Latvia. Athletes as well as those who are interested in application of meditation in our life activities came to Read more…
Ultra Races Calendar for 2019
There is only one perfect road. And it’s ahead of you, always ahead of you. ~ Sri Chinmoy The calendar for 2019 includes major ultra-long races around the world, which Read more…
Registration for 6 and 10 day Races in New York is now open
The 24th Annual 10 Day Race – April 22 – May 2, 2019 The 22nd annual 6 Day Race – April 26 – May 2, 2019 These races are the Read more…
A new marathon world record – 2:01:39!
Eliud Kipchoge won the 2018 Berlin Marathon, with a terrific new world record of 2:01:39! The route of the Berlin Marathon is considered one of the fastest in the world Read more…