Anglophone Political Tensions Overshadow Annual Mount Cameroon Race
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Anglophone Political Tensions Overshadow Annual Mount Cameroon Race

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The 2017 Mount Cameroon race of hope struggled to shake off the political tensions that have engulfed Anglophone parts of the Central African state. The competition is an annual event held in the mountainous South West region of the country, drawing athletes from within the continent and abroad.The race is one of Cameroon's major sporting events and one of the world's most gruelling races. Traditionally, it's also something of a festival and a time for residents to celebrate. But fans and participants have reportedly boycotted the event, fearing the political climate. Elvis Fayi won the race and received a 16,000 dollar purse, but there were far fewer fans there to celebrate his victory

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