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2014 UCI Marathon World Championships by numbers

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Cycling News
Published:
June 28, 2014, 11:51 BST,
Updated:
June 28, 2014, 11:35 BST
Race:
UCI Marathon World Championships
Two of the most familiar faces in South African women’s marathon racing are current South African Marathon champion Robyn de Groot (right) and adopted South African but Swiss national champion Ariane Kleinhans (left). The two were out training on the marathon course at the Cascades MTB Park ahead of the 2014 UCI MTB Marathon World Championships that get underway on Sunday, 29 June. De Groot will be hoping for a repeat of the performance that won her the national title at the same venue just two weeks ago.

Two of the most familiar faces in South African women’s marathon racing are current South African Marathon champion Robyn de Groot (right) and adopted South African but Swiss national champion Ariane Kleinhans (left). The two were out training on the marathon course at the Cascades MTB Park ahead of the 2014 UCI MTB Marathon World Championships that get underway on Sunday, 29 June. De Groot will be hoping for a repeat of the performance that won her the national title at the same venue just two weeks ago.

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Counting down to the big day in South Africa

With the UCI Marathon Worlds only two days away, Cyclingnews took a look at the numbers behind this year's championships, which is being held in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, a venue that also hosted the cross country and downhill mountain bike Worlds in 2013.

The stats
1 - the position three-time winner and men’s defending champ Christoph Sauser aims to finish
2 - North American riders entered
3 - South American countries to be represented in 2014
4 - Australasian riders entered
5 - Asian riders entered
8 - returning former world champs (five men, three women)
18 - South African women entered
28 - South African men entered
31 - nations set to compete in 2014
50 - toilets available in the race village and out on course
52 - African riders entered
67 - European riders entered
74 - distance, in kilometres, of the women’s course
85 - marshalls distributed throughout the 95km course
95 - distance, in kilometres, of the men’s course
136 - male and female riders entered
325 - litres of both 32GI energy drink & water to be distributed to riders on course
450 - portage meters included in 74km first loop of the 95km course
500 - litres of 32GI Sport energy drink distributed at the finish line
1500 - meters of tape used to demarcate the 95km route
1500 - meters of network cabling used throughout the race village
3150 - climbing meters the men will have to endure in the 95km course

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