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Elite runner Michael Jordan races with MJ Chicago Bulls jersey

The "MJ of track" wore a Michael Jordan jersey at the University of Washington Preview on Friday

Elite runner Michael Jordan happens the share the name with one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

The American middle-distance runner paid tribute to NBA legend Michael Jordan by wearing a Chicago Bulls ‘MJ’ jersey during a track race recently. At the University of Washington Preview, in Seattle, Jordan, the runner, wore the famous red and black Bulls colours with the number 23, which is famously associated with Jordan, “by acclamation, the greatest basketball player of all time.”

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Jordan (the runner), who on Instagram uses the username “mj_of_track,” trains with the American Distance Project, a Colorado Springs, Colo.-based group which includes Olympic silver medallist Paul Chelimo.

Jordan ran 8:03.93 for 3,000m at the UW Preview. In the women’s 3,000m, 2017 New York City Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan returned to the indoor track and won in 8:55.11.