Mount Cameroon Race: Ndungeh Simplice Wins Test Race
He finished the race in 2h:26’ among the 156 athletes that were on the starting block on Saturday January 19, 2019.
Rehearsal for the 24 edition of the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope to take place in Buea on February 23, 2019, has taken place last January 19, 2019 in the city of Buea. Ndungeh Simplice went up the mountain and came back in two hours 26 minutes.
The second position went to Lambi Elijah Kangha who was 10 minutes behind the winner. Lyonga Essombe Samuel made it third on a record time of two hours 41 minutes. The winners came out from 156 athletes that left the starting block at the Molyko Omnisport Stadium at 7:20 am on Saturday.
The Secretary General of South West Athletic League, Nlemba Roger indicated that all the participants are from all the regions of Cameroon. Sitting for South West Regional Governor, Tangwa Stepanus Lendzemo said that the race is to promote national unity and solidarity.
He assured media men that all has been put in place to have the Mount Cameroon Race of Hope on February 23, 2019. While appealing to the population to shun fear and appear in the streets to effectively cheer up the mountaineers, he said that security was assured to preempt any eventuality.
The administrator also indicated that medical department with their various equipment are in place and the race course was already cleared. But athletes who came down from the mountain had assorted grass stick on their dresses.
The first three athletes: Ndungeh Simplice, Lambi Elijah and Lyonga Essombe Samuel were all in harmony that the race course had not been cleared. “We were the ones opening the race course with our legs. Thank God that we knew the path,” Lyonga lamented.
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