Curtains have been drawn in the 25th edition of the mount Cameroon race of hope that took place this Saturday in Buea chief town of the South West region
32 year old Godlove Gabsibuin from the North West region emerged winner for the fifth time after 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2019 he did the race in 4hours 34 minutes, he was closely followed by 2016 champion Simplice Ndungeh from lebialem finished second three minutes late behind Godlove, while another son from the grass field Elvis Nsahnbila came third in 4hours
In the female category, former Champion 22-year-old Tata Carine from kumbo mounted the podium alongside two daughters from the north-west region newcomer Kitan Mildred and Wirngo Kpuufanla as the best three in the female version of the foot race
The male junior category saw Saidou Habila, Yaya Iyasa and Saidou Mumini basking in glory and fame as they receive gifts and price money.
In the female junior category Northwest trio Ndifon Pamela, Tumi Macrina and Lateh Flore had a broad smile on their faces when the mounted the podium as their category’s best.
In the meantime, Two athletes from Kenya Kipson Charles and Flavoous Therestra Kwamboka received a special price of Fcfa 200.000 frs each as best male and female foreign athletes, same Flavious Therestra backed home fcfa 500.000 frs as the first athlete to arrive the mountain
-Motomby Mbome, President of the Cameroon athletics federation: To him it was a success story based on the massive turnout at the molyko omnisport stadium, he told reporters that some of the youngest athletes will benefit from an education sponsored scheme
- Godlove Gabsibuin: 2020 mount cameroon race winner: Acknowledging the talent of Mbacha Eric his friend, Godlove said he wasn’t threatened even if he was present, I have been receiving threats too from the unknown telling me not to take part in the foot race…… Godlove told reporters…… It was a similar worry Tata Carine female winner told reporters adding that she almost missed the 2019 edition after her mother called her just at the eve of the race not to take part because an unidentified man had threatened mayhem if she continued with the foot race