2011 Post-Event Summary

Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team
Self-Transcendence 6, 12 & 24 Hour Race
September 24th, 2011 ~ Ottawa

Celebrating its 30th running on September 24th, 2011 in Ottawa, the Sri Chinmoy 24-Hour Self-Transcendence Race saw Jeff Ashizawa, 46, from Waterloo and Marylou Corino, 33, from Georgetown—newcomers to this event—take home top awards for highest mileage.  Jeff completed 190.845 km and Marylou completed 183.610 km during this indoor ultra-race held at the Louis Riel Dome.
 

	                        KMS    MILES

	M         1    Jeff Ashizawa           46   190.845   118.586

	M         2    Ken Moon                45   184.175   114.441

	F         1    Marylou Corino          33   183.610   114.090

	M         3    Arpan DeAngelo          59   175.553   109.084

	M         4    Patrick Campbell        51   170.736   106.091

	F         2    Maryka Hladki           37   162.410   100.917

	M         5    Charles Smith           51   169.078   105.060

	M         6    Jeff Cooper             56   166.000   103.148

	M         7    Jim Morrison            52   156.872    97.476

	M         8    Ben Kruser              57   150.403    93.456

	F         3    Lisa Van Wolde          37   143.618    89.240

	M         9    Greg Kolodziejzyk       50   146.819    91.229

	M         10   Rolly Portelance        68   146.007    90.725

	M         11   Bryan Slighte           59   141.528    87.941

	M         12   Hans Maier              72   136.881    85.054

	M         13   Roger Martel            55   130.950    81.369

	F         4    Sandi Stiel             48   127.200    79.038

	M         14   Cameron Lutley          34   126.627    78.682

	M         15   Joe Cleary              71   126.262    78.455

	M         16   Charlie Upshall         66   121.373    75.418

	F         5    Laurie McGrath          43   114.800    71.333

	M         17   Eric Bellavance         40   112.000    69.594

	M         18   George Biondic          59   102.800    63.877

	M         19   Todd Mickolwin          43   102.400    63.628

	M         20   Paul Smith              66   100.800    62.634

	M         21   Ron Gehl                64   100.400    62.386

	F         6    Boijayanti Gomez-Badillo28   94.531     58.739

	M         22   Guy Gilbert             49   92.000     57.166

	M         23   Scott Gallagher         45   66.400     41.259

	M         24   Marius Lacasse          51   50.400     31.317



Another newcomer, Arpan DeAngelo of New York City, came 4th overall and first in his age category.  Arpan has an impressive running career that includes the Self-Transcendence 3100-Mile race, 300 marathons and 100 ultras.  He has also circled the USA seven times with the World Harmony Run.

Paul Smith, 68, from Dieppe NB, completed his 27th running of this event. Paul holds a Canadian record for consecutively completing ten Self-Transcendence 24 hour races averaging more than 100 miles per race.

At the age of 72, Hans Maier from Stouffville has run this 24-Hour race 19 times and has the distinction of completing the historic Panama Island Run three times.

Rolly Portelance, 68,  has run 30 marathons and this year’s race marked his 184th ultra.  He has averaged over 100 miles in 83 of these ultra races.  

24 hour races are a breeze for Joe Cleary, 71, who has run 475 marathons and ultra races on 7 continents, in every U.S. state, Canadian province and territory.  He is also a multi-day racer having completed the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence Six Day Race in New York City on a number of occasions.

Sandi Stiel completed a remarkable 127 km despite a car accident 2 months earlier. This year her daughters formed the 6-hour relay team Girls of Stiel and with a 48 km win from these youngsters, much is expected in the future!  

At the same time 6 year-old Jocelyn Stiel was running, 85 year-old Wally Herman was racking up mileage in the 12-hour race.  He has completed more than 750 marathons and ultras throughout his running career and is still going strong.

The founder of this event, Sri Chinmoy, emphasized the philosophy of self-transcendence as a competition against oneself, striving constantly for goals and new  challenges.  In that spirit, the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team would like to offer a hearty round of applause to all participants in this year’s 6, 12 and 24-Hour Race.  
From youngest to oldest, newcomers and seasoned participants, you are all treasured friends.  Thank you for the inspiration!