13x11 (Seasons 1-11) + 11x2 (Seasons 12-13) + 12x11 (Seasons 14-24) + 7 (Season 25) = 304

Where are these numbers coming from??

Using the wiki "legs/shows" the numbers are way different.

So where is your count coming from and why the big discrepancy? Just wondering....

1-5 =13

6-7 =12

8 =11

9-10 =12

11 = 13

12-14 =11

15-24 =12

25 to date =7

Whoever counted the number of legs for the 300th leg special has a skewed counting system that is different from what is generally accepted by the fans.

First we count the number of legs (elimination legs, final 3 legs, standard non-elimination legs, keep on racing legs, double-length legs all count as

**1**):

01 - 05 : 13 (5 seasons)

06 - 07 : 12 (2 seasons)

08 : 11 (1 season)

09 - 10 : 12 (2 seasons)

11 : 13 (1 season)

12 - 14 : 11 (3 seasons)

15 - 24 : 12 (10 seasons)

25 : 7 (so far)

... and we have

**297** legs. Now we have to separate 3 double-length legs to make them count as 2 legs instead of 1 leg each. Here are the possible ones and notes on what happened that leg:

season 6: Eger, Hungary (leg 6) - No faux pit stop

season 7: Lucknow & Jodhpur, India (leg 8 ) - Phil & mat appeared

season 8: Moran, Wyoming (leg 10) - Phil & his mat appeared

Montreal, Canada (leg 11) - No faux pit stop

season 9: Russia & Germany (leg 3) - Phil & his mat appeared

season 10: Finland & Ukraine (leg 9) - No faux pit stop

season 14: Beijing, China (leg 10) - Phil & his mat appeared, Jaime & Cara won prizes (unaired)

Somehow, these 7 double-length legs were divided to make the total count up to 300. But I think whoever had to count which leg is the 300th just did this:

(290 + (290+7))/2 = 293.5

where 290 is the number of legs

*before* season 25

290 + 7 is the number of legs before season 25

*if all double-length legs were considered 2 legs*Taking the average of the 2 numbers (290 & 297), you get 293.5, which means you need 7 legs during season 25 to

*pass* 300.

There's also the chance that someone just miscounted

, which is especially jarring since the show made a big deal out of it.