Moroccan athlete Bourhim El Bouzyry says he wants to finish in the top three of the 2023 Mount Cameroon race of Hope scheduled this Saturday in Buea.
Bourhim is among 28 foreign athletes to compete in this year’s edition of the endurance event this Saturday at the Molyko Omnisport stadium.
Ahead of the battle to win 10 millions FCFA, Bourhim spoke about his goal in the competition with the rest of the 115 males athletes.
“Its the first time I am participating in this race. I know it’s going to be tough but by God’s grace I wish to finish in the top three tomorrow (Saturday). Good luck to all the participants,” Bourhim is quoted by AfriqueSports.com.
Noted for his multiple exploits in recent years, Bourhim could be a dark house in this 28th of the race, being one of two Moroccans in it.
He won 2022 Moneteau International semi Marathon in France and the 2020 Ooredoo Marathon in Qatar is no push over.
Over the years, foreign athletes have thrived at the event, though that has not happened in recent years.
Kenya with 14 and France six are the countries with the highest number of athletes after hosts Cameroon. DR Congo, Tanzania, Central Africa Republic, Tunisia, Chad are some of the countries in the mix.
Nationals from 14 countries enter the race on Saturday morning certainly with hopes of achieving a podium finish.
Elvis Nsabinla and Tatah Carine respectively won the men and women’s race last year and are back again.