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Guinness world record champion Ashrita Furman and his team set a world record in the borough Queens of New York City, by creating the world’s largest tennis ball logo in honour of Sri Chinmoy’s 87th birthday on August 27, 2018. Sri Chinmoy (1931 – 2007) was the founder of the Peace Run. The tennis ball composition shows the logo of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, the world’s longest and largest relay run for peace.
It consists of 12,393 tennis balls in the colours white, blue, green, orange and red and is laying on the ground. It covers 53.41 square metre. The ball composition shows the logo of the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, the world’s longest and largest relay run for peace, and is the world’s largest logo made of tennis balls. Since its inception in 1987 the Peace Run has traversed 146 nations and touched the lives of millions of people along a route of over 600,000 km. Ashrita Furman, a sixty-three-year-old health food store manager of New York, and twenty-three friends created the ball picture within 7 days to honour the 87th birth anniversary of Sri Chinmoy. Sri Chinmoy (1931 – 2007) founded the Peace Run and was an avid tennis player as well as meditation teacher. The huge logo enables Ashrita Furman, holder of the most Guinness Records at the same time (currently over 200), to get a new entry into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Ashrita Furman states: “This tennis ball logo expresses our sincere wish for world peace and is our modest offering of joy to the world. With thousands of tennis balls we want to honour the memory of Sri Chinmoy, who was the founder of the Peace Run and an avid tennis player.”
Video produced by Padyatra and Utpal