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2014 UCI Marathon World Championships by numbers

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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