Editor's note to cover photo

Fred Lebow, a veteran marathon runner and President of the New York Road Runners Club, presents a New York Marathon Medal to Sri Chinmoy during a reception for world-class runners held at the United Nations on 22 October 1977. Known throughout the world as the father of the New York Marathon, Fred Lebow has turned that race into America’s largest, and one of the world’s most prestigious, road races. Sri Chinmoy has dedicated a most soulful song to Fred Lebow and always speaks extremely highly of him for his extraordinary service not only to the American runners but to all the runners of the world.

From:Sri Chinmoy,Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, part 12, Agni Press, 1981
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