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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 »

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Steve Dorst
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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
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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, 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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Documentary

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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28 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cameroon

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Dorst MediaWorks See more »
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Dolby SR

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Not for the Faint-Hearted

Great inspirational sports documentary. This documentary is about one of the most gruelling foot races on the planet. Takes place in Cameroon, West Africa. I first knew about the Mountain Race when it was sponsored by Guiness and known as the Guiness Mount Cameroon Race. While the documentary did a good profile of some of the current contestants, I would have liked to see at least a little bit more on the history of the race itself, accompanied by old footage. Overall, I enjoyed the documentary and I'm quite inspired to partake in it during my lifetime. One thing I found funny about this documentary is how it shows athletes making up countless excuses for why they lose a competition or do not meet their expectations.


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