With the preparations for the Cape Town Marathon in the final stretch, race ambassador Elana van Zyl-Meyer says Africa’s only Gold Label status marathon has attracted its best ever field of elite athletes.

One of the favourites, Kenya’s Peter Kimeli Some has a personal best marathon time of two-hours-five-minutes-and-38-seconds.

The women’s field is headed by Some’s compatriot Celestine Chepchirchir and Abeda-Tekulu Gebremesekel from Ethiopia.

The Cape Town Marathon takes place on the 15th of next month.