A marathon championWe also had Germany’s number one marathon runner, Christophe Herle. His timing is 2:09. Before I lifted him, I was talking to him. He is very, very nice. I said that my best timing is 3:55. He did not laugh. He was smiling.
Then he asked me how many times I had run a marathon. I told him that I have run 22 marathons.
He has run only four marathons.
8 October 1988
Sri Chinmoy, My weightlifting tears and smiles, part 3, Agni Press, 2004