Volcanic Sprint

53 min - Cameroon, USA Steve Dorst

The sleepy town in Buea in the Southwest Province of Cameroon hosts Africas most grueling footrace: the Mt. Cameroon Race of Hope, a marathon-length sprint 10,000 feet up a live volcanoand 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 injuryand even deathas runners fly back down the mountain.