The Unlimited Dusi by Numbers

2012-02-11 00:00

1 – The number of siblings that won the race – Willem and Roelof van Riet

The number of finishers in the first Dusi in 1952 – Ian Player

2 – The number of rivers paddled in this race

3 – The increased cost of entry in rands for the race in 1967, late entry an extra 50 cents

7 – The most successive victories – Graeme-Pope Ellis 1972-78, with Eric Clarke and Peter Peacock

8 – The number of paddlers who entered the first Dusi in 1952

15 – The most ever victories by one paddler “Dusi King” Graeme Pope-Ellis

23 – The most Dusis by a woman, Lorna Oliver

26 – The number of years that female paddlers have been allowed to race unaccompanied

27 – The most number of Dusis completed by a K2 crew Ellie Hind and Graham Pole

46 – The most number of Dusis completed by one paddler, Graeme Pope-Ellis

60 – The number or races held since the first race in 1952

77 – The age of the oldest competitor in the field, Arthur Duncan

119,62 – The exact distance in kilometres of the race using the current conventional route

206 – The number of paddlers that have completed 20 or more Dusis

1 080 – The number of paddlers with a Permanent Number for completing 10 races

2 217 – The record entry for the race, set in the millennium hype of January 2000

4 708 – The number of paddlers who have only done the Dusi once

10 924 – The amount in litres of Hansa beer consumed between paddlers, seconds and spectators

and general public at the race

11 586 – The number of paddlers who have completed the race

43 251 – The total number of finishes in the 60-year history of the race

108 000 – The prize money for the winning crew in 2012

368 020 – The amount in rands raised by the auction of places in The Unlimited Dusi Charity batch. — Gameplan Media.

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