FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon

14-16 February 2019

FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon by Numbers

0 – number of past winners in the 2019 women’s race
1 – number of finishers in the inaugural edition of FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon in 1951 (late Dr Ian Player)
1 – number of K3 entries in the 2019 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon
2 – number of rivers on the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon route (the Msundusi & Mngeni River)
2 – number of initiatives supported by the 2019 Charity Batch (The Dusi Umngeni Conservation Trust and the Valley Chiefs Fund)
3 – number of FNB Dusi Canoe Marathons race founder Dr Ian Player won (1951/52, 1953 & 1954)
5 – number of consecutive wins of the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon for defending K2 and K1 champion Andy Birkett
5 – the number of finishes needed to achieve Dusi Rat status
6 – days taken by Dusi founder Ian Player to complete the first FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon
8 – The total number of Dusi titles won by Andy Birkett
10 – number of members of the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon’s ‘Super Dusi Rat’ club for paddlers who have finished 40 or more Dusis.
10 – the number of finishes a paddlers must achieve to receive a permanent green number
11 – number of past winners taking part in the 2016 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon
11 – number of paddlers, should they compete in & complete the 2019 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon, set to join the ’30 or more’ club in 2019
12 – minimum weight in kilograms of a single kayak
12 – number of permitted portages (only 3 are compulsory)
15 – most FNB Dusi Canoe Marathons won by a male competitor (late ‘Dusi King’ Graeme Pope-Ellis)
15 – minimum age of a FNB Dusi competitor
20 – number of finishes require to qualify as a King Dusi Rat
47 – most number of FNB Dusi Canoe Marathons completed by any individual (Lyle Wheeler)
47 – most number of consecutive FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon’s completed (Lyle Wheeler)
67 – edition of the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon to be staged in 2019
82 – number of paddlers who have completed 30 or more FNB Dusi Canoe Marathons
119,62 – exact distance in kilometres of the race using current conventional route
321 – The number of paddlers who have completed 20 or more FNB Dusi Marathons
324 – number of paddlers paddling in K1’s in 2019
572 – number of paddlers paddling in K2’s in 2019
610 – number of boats entered into the 2019 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon
897 – number of paddlers entered into the 2019 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon
1981 – year of the first Dusi to allow female competitors
2008 – year that Martin Dreyer and Thulani Mbanjwa set the K2 record (7:33.24)
2014 – year race founder Dr Ian Player passed away
2013 – year that Robyn Kime set the record for the fastest women’s K1 time (9:07:16)
2015 – year that Andy Birkett set the record for fastest K1 time (7:55:35)
13 528 – the number of people that have paddled at least one FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon
23 150 – the average number of paddle strokes required to complete the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon
85 017 – amount of money raised by the 2019 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon Charity Batch

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