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Athletes to Watch: Noah Lyles

Following Usain Bolt’s retirement, the question of the track and field world has been who will replace Bolt. The answer may be more than one person – while Christian Coleman has shown over a year’s worth of dominance in the 100m, Noah Lyles has emerged as the man to beat in the 200m.

The two-time Diamond League champion in the 200m recently ran a personal-best 19.50, making him the fourth fastest person in the event all time (behind Bolt, Yohan Blake & Michael Johnson). Lyles’s times in both the 100m and 200m are faster than Bolt’s were at the same age (21), so the possibility of breaking Bolt’s world records exists.

Lyles, who won gold in the 200m at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, also boasts an affable personality: he has worn R2D2 socks, danced on the track and channeled Japanese anime character Dragon Ball Z.

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Athlete Info

Sport

Track and Field
Height 5'11"
Weight 154
Date of Birth July 18th, 1997
Hometown Alexandria, VA
Current Residence Clermont, FL
Trivia

Along with being a world champion runner, Noah also is a rapper. He released his first full-length album, "A Humans Journey" in April of 2020 under his rap name Nojo18.

 

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