Nigeria legend Okocha competes at Lagos City marathon

Jay-Jay Okocha of Nigeria EPA/RONALD WITTEK

Nigeria legend Jay-Jay Okocha took part in Saturday's Lagos City Marathon, which was on by Franco-Kenyan runner Abraham Kiprotich.

Taking to his official Instagram page, Okocha, shared several shots of him from the event, as he competed in a 10km fun race alongside some of Nigerian football's dignitaries.

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Minister of Sports Solomon Dalung and Nigeria Football Federation chief Amaju Pinnick were also present in Lagos for the third edition of the long-distance event.

Okocha also pictured himself with Lagos State Governer Akinwunmi Ambode, who also took part in Saturday's festivities.

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"This is big and massive as far as sports development is concerned and I must commend the sponsors for their consistency," Okocha told journalists, as per Punch Nigeria.

"I am here to support the event as well enjoy myself."

Kiprotich set a championship record when he won the men's title in 2:13:04, just ahead of the record of 2:15:23 set by Abraham Kiptum in 2017.

Another Kenyan, Kiboss Ronny, finished second on 2:13:26, while a third runner from the East African nation - Victor Benjamin - finished third.

Kiprotich claimed the top prize of $50,000, while the second and third place finishers received $40,000 and $30,000 respectively.