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Fish River Canoe Marathon: The numbers

2016-10-07 10:48
Fish River Canoe Marathon 2016 logo (File)

Cape Town - All the key numbers and stats ahead of the 2016 Fish River Canoe Marathon.

1 - There will be one new weir, Baroda Weir, that paddlers will have to negotiate at the 2016 Fish

1 - Number of Kingfisher awards handed out at the 2015 Fish, to Allister Peter

2 - The number of days of paddling at the Fish River Canoe Marathon

2 - Number of bands that will be entertaining the crowds from the Hansa Gig Rig on Saturday night - Desmond and the Tutus and Rubber Duc

4 - The number of paddlers a University needs to finish to qualify for the USSA title

6 - The number of weir's paddlers will encounter at the 2016 Fish

7 - Number of years Len Jenkins junior's Men's K1 record has stood

9 - Paddlers hoping to complete their 20th Fish this year

10 - How many Fish one needs to complete before you can become a Coelacanth

11 - The number of years Abbey Ulansky's Women's K1 record has stood

20 - If you complete this many Fish you become a Fish Eagle

30 - Number of Fish one needs to complete to become a Kingfisher

35 - This year will be the 35th edition of the Fish River Canoe Marathon

35.8km - Official distance of the second day of the Fish

36 - Number of paddlers hoping to become Coelacanths at the 2016 Fish

46km - The distance of the first day of the Fish

71 - The number of K3s entered into the 2016 Fish

77 - The number of paddlers that took on the first ever Fish in 1983

81.8km - The total distance of the Fish River Canoe Marathon

275 - Number of K2s entered into the 2016 Fish

297 - Number of K1s entered into the 2016 Fish

613 - The number of boats that finished in the last K1 race in 2014

1 060 - Number of paddlers entered into the 2016 Fish

4 169 - The number of paddlers to have finished only one Fish

10 123 – The number of individuals who have completed the Fish Canoe Marathon

The 2016 Fish River Canoe Marathon takes place from Grassridge Dam to Cradock Sports Complex on Friday 7 and Saturday, October 8.

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