By Giovanni Wanneh
Sports Writer, kick442.com Cameroon
16 athletes from six different countries are in Buea, Cameroon to try and break the long standing “duck” of foreign athletes not being able to win the Mt Cameroon race for over 30 years.
The last victorious foreign athlete in the Mt Cameroon race was Gobet Pierre who did it in 4h 44 minutes, 13 seconds – back in 1990.
Aside from Swiss born Gobet Pierre two British athletes Jack Maitland and Mike Short alongside Stifter Walter from Italy are the only other athletes to have won the jamboree.
Years which the foreign athletes won:
1976 – Stifter Walter (Italy)
1977 – Stifter Walter (Italy)
1978 – Stifter Walter (Italy)
1984 – Mike Short (Britain)
1985 – Mike Short (Britain)
1989 – Jack Maitland (Britain)
1990 – Gobet Pierre (Switzerland)
2020 Foreign athletes data, including dates of birth:
Darmaillacq Nicolas (male)
March 15, 1980, France
(male) September 6, 1981, France
(male) June 8, 1993, Zimbabwe
Carnisios Wenjere male 13 February 1997
(male) August 26, 1988, Kenya
(male) May 16, 1992, Uganda
Ketter Shadrack Cheruiyot
(male) July 3, 1988, Kenya
(male) June 5, 1987, Kenya
Kipsan Charles Kipkorir (male) June 6, 1991, Kenya
Afiz Zoubarou (male) June 6, 1999, CAR
(male) March 23, 1994, CAR
(male) January 1, 1986, Niger
(Female) December 25, 1976, Kenya
Caroline Fungisai Mhandu (female)
August 12, 1995, Zimbabwe
Kwamboka Flavious Teresa
(female) September 29, 1988, Kenya
(female) November 16, 1977, Kenya
The performance of foreign athletes in 2019 was impressive, but the aforementioned foreign athletes would hope Saturday 22nd presents them a new chapter in the competition.
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