It is now less than a month to go until Africa’s only Gold-Label Status marathon, with the Cape Town Marathon set to take place in the Mother City on the 15th of September.
The 2019 edition looks set to be the best ever according to Race Ambassador Elana van Zyl-Meyer.
The former Olympic star says this year’s edition is set to have the best ever field of elite athletes, with no fewer than 17 Gold Label elite runners set to take part.
Van Zyl-Meyer says one of the favourites, and the runner with the fastest time is Peter Kimeli Some, who has a personal best marathon time of 2 hours 5 minutes and 38 seconds.
The Elite Men’s field is dominated by Kenyan and Ethiopians, though also includes Motlokoa Mkhabutlane from Lesotho and Morocco’s Mohammed Ziani.
Van Zyl-Meyer is just as excited by the women’s field headed by Kenya’s Celestine Chepchirchir and Abeda-Tekulu Gebremesekel from Ethiopia.
She says that the Marathon will also act as the SA National Championships, so may top South Africans runners will be competing, including elite athletes like Elroy Gelant, Lusapho April, Melikhaya Frans, Lebo Dinah and her twin sister Lebogang Phalula and Mari Rabie. – Report by Rob Delport
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