Noah Lyles in legs over 150m in Atlanta
Noah Lyles has Usain Bolt’s records in his sights and he was hoping to break…
Noah Lyles has Usain Bolt’s records in his sights and he was hoping to break one this Saturday. Over 150 m – a distance very little run – the Jamaican legend left the mark of 14”35 (2009) and Lyles, on the straight line built from scratch in the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, intended to approach it, he who had already run the distance in 14”69 in 2019.
But despite an energy to spare at the sight of his entry on the track, the American, double world champion in the 200m (2019 and 2022), cut the line in 14”56 (ahead of Erriyon Knighton in 14”85) and Ferdinand Omanyala (14”89), still signing the third time in history.
Hobbs and Holloway stand out
In the same meeting, American sprinter Aleia Hobbs won the 100m in 10”99, while Oblique Seville ran in 9”99 on the straight.
In the high hurdles, the 110m hurdles world champion, Grant Holloway, beat his fellow trainer, Robert Dunning, (13”01 against 13”09), while Tia Jones won the 100m hurdles ahead of Kendra Harrison (12”50 against 12”53).