Noah Lyles said he is still striving to take down Usain Bolt’s 19.19 200m world record.
At last month’s Inspiration Games, Lyles briefly appeared to have broken the record, stopping the clock at 18.90 seconds in the 200m.
However, it turned out he had only run 185 metres. His has personal best of 19.50.
“I still believe it is obtainable and I will keep striving for it each time I run,” he told BBC.
Lyles said he never believe for a second Bolt’s record was broken.
“Automatically I knew that time was not real,” he said. “I was just waiting for it to update and for someone to give us an answer that sounds legitimate.
“I was running into a negative 3.7 headwind; it had rained that day – I just knew it was not right.”
Bolt, in an NBC Sports interview last October, said: “A lot of people see it and feel like you show up and you just run fast. For me, throughout the season, I figured out what I needed to do. I didn’t run races because I wanted to run fast. I ran races to figure out how I needed to run the corner, my technique I needed to fix.
Lyles said “training has been going extremely well” and that he is “getting stronger and stronger.”
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