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What If It Isn't Sanitary is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 6.


Eight teams make their way in the dead of night to Dakar.

Four teams fall behind after some locals give them bad information. Meanwhile, one team member gets sick while trying to complete a detour task, but to the team's surprise, it helps them complete the task more quickly. Also, while being taunted and chided by their frustrated teammate, one seemingly fit racer struggles through a Roadblock as others easily complete the task.[2]


Route Markers[]

The order of departure from the af Chapman are as follows:

  1. Hayden & Aaron (2:04 am)
  2. Kris & Jon (2:05 am)
  3. Gus & Hera (3:06 am)
  4. Jonathan & Victoria (3:10 am)
  5. Adam & Rebecca (5:37 am)
  6. Freddy & Kendra (6:09 am)
  7. Lori & Bolo (7:52 am)
  8. Don & Mary Jean (7:53 am)

Teams must make their way to Stockholm City Hall and climb the Town Hall Tower to find their next clue.

Teams must fly to Dakar, Senegal. Upon arriving, they would find their next clue outside the airport.

Teams must find the grave of the author of a poem, Femme Noir, included in their clue. They had to figure out that the poem was written by former President of Senegal Léopold Sédar Senghor, and that his grave is at the Bel Aire Cemetery.

Teams must make their way to the village of Kayar and find their next clue outside the Vieux Ngom Carpenter Shop.

Choice A: Stack 'Em Up
Teams must walk through a fish-stacking area and stack enough fish to properly cover a drying table. Once the table was fully covered with fish, the fisherwoman would hand them their next clue.

Adam & Rebecca, Freddy & Kendra, Hayden & Aaron, Jonathan & Victoria, Kris & Jon, and Lori & Bolo ceompleted this task.

Choice B: Pull 'Em Up
Teams must travel out on fishing boats and use traditional fishing gear to catch four fish. Once they caught four fish, they must bring them to a bounty man onshore, who would give them their next clue.

Don & Mary Jean and Gus & Hera completed this task.

Teams must take a taxi to the Lac Rose salt mounds to find their next clue.

"Who wants to bathe in rose water?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must use the traditional tools provided to harvest enough salt from the bed of Lac Rose to fill a 25-gallon basket. Once the basket on shore was completely filled, a supervisor would hand them their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must take a taxi back to Dakar, then take a ferry to Gorée Island to check in.

For coming in first, Kris & Jon won a seven-night cruise vacation to the western Caribbean, courtesy of Royal Caribbean International

For coming in last, Don & Mary Jean would have to surrender all of their money, and they would not receive any money at the start of the next leg.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg or continue racing on a No-Rest Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
Kris & Jon
 1st place 
Kris & Jon
Dating Long-Distance
Jonathan & Victoria
 2nd place 
Jonathan & Victoria
Married Entrepreneurs
Lori & Bolo
 3rd place 
Lori & Bolo
Married Pro Wrestlers
Hayden & Aaron
 4th place 
Hayden & Aaron
Dating Actors
Freddy & Kendra
 5th place 
Freddy & Kendra
Engaged Models
Adam & Rebecca
 6th place 
Adam & Rebecca
Formerly Dating
Gus & Hera
 7th place 
Gus & Hera
Don & Mary Jean
 8th place 
Don & Mary Jean


  • This leg marks the first time that The Amazing Race visits the country of Senegal.
  • The episode title is said by Kendra Bentley, who was worried about the pink waters of Lac Rose while doing the Roadblock.


  • Aaron Goldschmidt at Reality Reel (12/11/2004): "We'll Be The Judge Of That - Episode Four"


The Amazing Race 6 Episodes

"The Game's Afoot" · "I'm Not His Wife, He Doesn't Need to Scream at Me" · "Counting Bears Is Not Rocket Science" · "What If It Isn't Sanitary" · "Quit Following Us" · "They Should Probably Have Some Counseling" · "Phil Is a Choo-Choo Charlie" · "One of You, I'm Gonna Break in Half" · "Tell My Mom I Love Her" · "Are There Instructions on Donkey Handling?" · "It Always Comes Down to Details" · "You Deal with This Before I Hyperventilate" · "4 Continents, 24 Cities, 40,000 Miles"