By Tata Mbunwe
Athletes from the Northwest region dominated top positions in all categories of this year’s race, especially in the senior men category where the first three were all from the North West.
Last year’s champion, Godlove Gabsibuin, who was followed by third position winner, Elvis Fai, followed Ali Mohamadou, who emerged winner in the senior men’s category.
The first three winners in the senior men’s category are from the North West Region of Cameroon and were only followed by Charles Kipson, a Kenyan athlete who took the fourth position.
Winner of the senior female category, 24-year-old Mildred Kitan Ntumeku, also hails from the North West. 22-year-old Carine Tatah followed her from the North West Region, who has won the female category during the past three editions. Kenyan athlete, Agness Cheserek, grabbed the third position of this category.
In the junior male category, all first three winners, Mamoudou Dahiru, Prophet Gabsibuin, and Walters Wanma, are from the North West Region.
While in the junior female category, last year’s victor, Pamela Ndifon, was the winner and was followed by Blessing Bongteh, both of them from the North West region.
In the female veteran category, the first three winners – Martina Nkambi, Brigitte Noga, and Justina Mengwi, hail from the North West, South West, and Littoral Regions, respectively.