Cameroon:Athletes Gearing Up For Mount Cameroon Race Of Hope

Preparations intensify for Mount Cameroon Race of Hope

Several test races have been organized in Buea and other parts of the country as athletes converge on Buea this weekend for the race

Athletes around the country have intensified preparations ahead of this year’s edition of the Mount Cameroon Race which holds in Buea on Saturday, February 19.

To that effect, over 150 athletes gathered in Buea last weekend for the 18 edition of the Ikundi Taewah Mountain race which serves as a warm up to the Mount Cameroon Race.

The races sponsored by members of the elite of the Membea community saw the athletes run through from the Bokwaongo market to the mountain and back.

The race took place just a few weeks after over 250 athletes took part at the Mount Cameroon test race in Buea, presided over by the President of the Cameroon Athletics Federation, Emmanuel Motomby Mbome and the President of SW FECATHLETICS, Andrew Eteki Nioh.

Essombe Lyonga emerged winner of the race in the men’s category while 19-year old Pamela Ndifon emerged winner in the female category.

Athletes from the North West and West Regions have equally been bracing up for the 27 edition of the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope with some taking part at the Mount Baloum race held recently.

The 18-kilometre race was won by Pierre Tchogah Djadjin in 1hour, 9minutes and 45 seconds , ahead of Dendze Evele(1h10mn29secs) and Lawang Mousa (1h11mn20secs).

In the offices, the second preparatory meeting of the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope held last Tuesday at the office of the Governor with stakeholders pledging to ensure a smooth organization of the race.

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