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Another smooth running for Self-Transendence Triathlon

Technical advisor and race director Ian Phillips, centre, was honoured with the Sri Chinmoy Peace Run Torch-bearer Award at the 35th annual running of the Self Transcendence Triathlon at Elk Lake on Sunday, Aug. 3. Phillips has been a part of the triathlon since he first completed it in 1981, and is integral in its existence. He was honoured by Sri Chinmoy disciples Sumitra McMurchy of Victoria, left, and Daulot Fountain, a disciple from Seattle who has run the Victoria triathlon for decades.  - Travis Paterson/News staff
Technical advisor and race director Ian Phillips, centre, was honoured with the Sri Chinmoy Peace Run Torch-bearer Award at the 35th annual running of the Self Transcendence Triathlon at Elk Lake on Sunday, Aug. 3. Phillips has been a part of the triathlon since he first completed it in 1981, and is integral in its existence. He was honoured by Sri Chinmoy disciples Sumitra McMurchy of Victoria, left, and Daulot Fountain, a disciple from Seattle who has run the Victoria triathlon for decades.
— image credit: Travis Paterson/News staff

Organizers of the 35-year-old Self-Transcendence Triathlon race at Elk Lake marked the day by honouring long-time volunteer race director Ian Phillips with the Sri Chinmoy Peace Run Torch-bearer Award.

The race was created by the Victoria chapter of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, a group of disciples from the local Sri Chinmoy temple.

Phillips' was approached many years ago to help out with the race and has grown to become an integral person in running the event, which uses a bike route through two communities and demands major planning throughout the year.

The Self-Transcendence Triathlon remains a not-for-profit race.

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