By Boris Esono N
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
The 26th edition of the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope has been made known to commence on February 27, 2021 in Buea.
This information was made known to kick442.com by the President of the South West Regional League of Athletics Eteki Njoh Andrew as the Federation is preparing to organize this year’s edition of the Test Race in Buea.
The Test Race which is expected to feature a host of well-known runners and those who will look to make a name for themselves will kick off this Saturday January 16, the day for the launch of the Africa Nations Championship in Yaounde.
“We have gone a long way for the preparation of the Test Race. We are almost set for Saturday because we have the t-shirts for the runners ready, the officials for the race are already in place and their badges are ready,” Eteki Njoh Andrew told kick442.com
“We have already informed the security about the race for Saturday. So too is the D.O, the Mayor of Buea and the hospital that will be covering the competition medically have been mobilized.
For this Test race, the track has already been cleared and the athletes are expected to run from the Buea Omnisport Stadium to New Hurt and back.
“We have taken the selection half way to the summit so that the athletes can have ample time to get ready for the D-day. We will not want to press the athletes too much as we have just a month to the competition proper,” Eteki Njoh added.
Last year, the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope was dominated by athletes from the Northwest region winning in both the senior male and female categories and even dominating in the junior race.
In the male category, Godlove Gabsibuin made it five wins in the race, and becoming one of the most successful male athletes. His success last year added to the title he had already won in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2018.
The female category for the last three years has been dominated by Tata Carine from the North West. Her victory in 2020 added to the titles in 2018, and 2019. She has won the race three consecutive times and will look to make it four in a row this 2021.
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