With over 600 athletes at the starting block, the athletes’ natives of Donga Mantung Division in the North West have again emerged victorious from the madding crowd at this year’s edition of Mt. Cameroon Race of Hope. Mbatcha Eric covered the distance in 4h26mn to beat his personal record of 4h: 29mins of 2011. Aged 30, Eric Mbatcha is at his 15th participation in this very popular competition. The new King of the Mountain succeeds Godlove Gabsibuin still from Donga Mantung who came this time in the second position with a time of 4h: 32mins while Wingo Emmanuel completed the podium in the third position. In the women's category, Lizette Ngalim came first and she was closely followed by Yvonne Ngwanya. Lizette succeeds Nwanya to take home the crown of Queen of the Mountain. While the 16 years old Form Five student Tata Carine came third to complete the podium. It should be recalled that all the female athletes are from the North West Region of Cameroon. Sarah Etongue, the veritable Queen of the Mountain with seven titles also made a spectacular finish this year. At 48 years old, Sarah may be making her last appearance in the competition. Her son, we gathered also made a spectacular run at the race. With the sponsorship of Guinness Cameroon, the winners will each pocket a sum of 10 million FCFA.
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