"What If It Isn't Sanitary"
Version United States
Season Season 6
Episode Number 4/13 (064)
First Broadcast December 7, 2004
Viewership (in millions) 11.72[1]
Ratings/Share (18-49) 4.6/12
Episode Chronology
Previous "Counting Bears Is Not Rocket Science"
Next "Quit Following Us"

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. Their next clue can be found outside the airport.

Teams are given a poem, Femme Noir and was told to go to its author's grave. They had to figure out that it was by former Senegalese President Léopold Sédar Senghor, and find his grave 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 have to walk through a fish-stacking area and stack enough of fish to properly cover a drying table. Once they stacked the fish properly, the fisherwoman would hand them their next clue.

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

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

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

Teams must make their way to the Lac Rose salt mounds to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to use the traditional tools provided to harvest enough salt from the bed of Lac Rose to fill a 25-US-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 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 in Non-Elimination Leg     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
 1st place 
Kris & Jon
Dating Long-Distance
 2nd place 
Jonathan & Victoria
Married Entrepreneurs
 3rd place 
Lori & Bolo
Married Pro Wrestlers
 4th place 
Hayden & Aaron
Dating Actors
 5th place 
Freddy & Kendra
Engaged Models
 6th place 
Adam & Rebecca
Formerly Dating
 7th place 
Gus & Hera
 8th place 
Don & Mary Jean


  • This episode's title was said by Kendra, who was worried about the pink waters of Lac Rose.
  • This leg marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Senegal.


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