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Volcanic Sprint (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 28 July 2007 (USA)
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The sleepy town of Buea in the Southwest Province of Cameroon hosts Africa's most grueling footrace: the Mt. Cameroon Race of Hope, a marathon-length sprint 10,000 feet up a live volcano, ... See full summary »


Steve Dorst
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview:
Sarah Etonge Sarah Etonge ... Herself
John Ekema John Ekema ... Himself
Max Mwambo Max Mwambo ... Himself
Pierrot Talla Pierrot Talla ... Himself
Walters Ekonde Walters Ekonde ... Himself
Bart VanDoorne Bart VanDoorne ... Himself
Dominique Tedjozem Dominique Tedjozem ... Himself
Catherine Ngwang Catherine Ngwang ... Herself
Foma Su Foma Su ... Himself
Mbella Moki Mbella Moki ... Himself


The sleepy town of Buea in the Southwest Province of Cameroon hosts Africa's most grueling footrace: the Mt. Cameroon Race of Hope, a marathon-length sprint 10,000 feet up a live volcano, and back down again. To conquer the mountain, racers must overcome some of the cruelest conditions in sport: temperatures fluctuate 50 degrees, altitude sickness claims the weak, and loose volcanic stones can cause serious injury, and even death, as runners fly back down the mountain. Volcanic Sprint takes you deep inside the lives of athletes like Sarah Etonge, a five-time champion and mother of seven known as the Queen of the Mountain. Just days before the race, Sarah is haunted by a nagging knee injury and the strain of a hospitalized child. Sarah needs the money she earns from racing to support her children and the Race of Hope is the biggest purse in Cameroon. For these competitors, Mt. Cameroon isn't just a race. It's their best shot at achieving fame and fortune in a country short on both. For... Written by Steve Dorst

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The epic story of Africa's most grueling mountain race, and the local athletes who risk all for glory.




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Release Date:

28 July 2007 (USA) See more »

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Dorst MediaWorks See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Motivating to get off the couch
6 February 2013 | by craigsportsSee all my reviews

a good mix of building up some of the runners to feel attached...then some great coverage of the race on the volcano. there just could have just been a little more explaining on how BRUTAL this race is with some graphics showing vertical topography of the run...and a little more history of the run to even make the suspense stronger. Motivating film! great for ANY athlete. the interviews were just enough to get a feel of the runners. there could have been a bit more info on the area and community. the filming and catching of some of the KEY moments of the run made it much more suspenseful, but there also could have been a little more commentary to where athletes stood in place, if they were catching the leaders and what the final results were like...almost like an Ironman show? (oops, did i just say that?) just coming from an athlete who enjoys the competition. Great Job! where is the next one?

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