Popular Nigeria dance-hall artiste Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie a.k.a Patoranking is the latest celebrity to sign on for the 2016 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.
The multi-award winning musician was at the Lagos City Marathon office at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos on Tuesday where he picked a form to register for the first full international marathon in Nigeria in three decades.
Patoranking after completing his registration formalities said he was quite excited at the Lagos Marathon project and hinted that he will be going the whole mile on February 6, 2016 when over 20,000 athletes are expected to participate in the first edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.
“Of course, I am happy to sign on for the race, trust me I will run on that day, I know I can go the whole 42km,” Patoranking boasted.
Patoranking, who currently is an accomplished artist, said if he was not into music, he would definitely have been into sports as he also has a soft spot for keeping fit and staying healthy.
“If not music, I am sure I will have been a sports person, I really like this idea of a marathon, even if you say I don’t have fats to burn; running can help me ease out stress so I am going to be part of the participants on February 6,” the Lagos-born artiste added.
Already positive that the Lagos City Marathon will be a huge success, Patoranking enjoined those yet to register to make the most of the little time left to also register and be part of history.
Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission and head of the organising committee for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Deji Tinubu commended Patoranking for identifying with the Lagos race.
Tinubu assured the public that everything is on course to see that February 6, 2016 will be a memorable day in Nigeria’s sports history.