Noah Lyles hit top form at today’s (9 July) Weltklasse Zurich Inspiration Games.
Athletes, because of the Coronavirus restrictions, competed from different locations across the world.
Lyles, who faced the starter from Bradenton, stopped the clock in a fast 18.90 seconds, into an unfavourable 3.7m/s wind.
The time, however, is still unbelievable as this makes him the first human to run sub-19 seconds. Usain Bolt’s 200m world record is 19.19s. Lyles ran alone from his location in Bradenton, Florida.
It was later learned that he was lined up in the wrong lane and ran just 185 metres, according to the World Athletics website report. The mishap moved him from first to third, with the win – and the US$10,000 winner’s cheque – going to Christophe Lemaitre.
“You can’t be playing with my emotions like this…. got me in the wrong lane smh,” he tweeted after the event.
Over in Zurich, Frenchman Christopher Lemaitre, with zero wind, ran 20.65 seconds.
Meanwhile, in Papendal, Churandy Martina crossed the finish line in 20.81 (0.2m/s wind).
Sam Kendricks of USA won the men’s pole vault with a clearance of 5.81m while Piotr Lisek of Poland cleared 5.66m
Sandi Morris, also of USA, cleared 4.66m in the women’s pole vault and Angelica Bengtsson of Swedeen got over 4.46m.
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41 thoughts on “Noah Lyles’ swizzling 18.90 comes up short”
My question is how did mistake happen?
The organizer is supposed to be fine or ban to organize this type of event and pay the athletes for there mistake ? If it was the athlete that did a mistake what would ,the organizer would do ? There is always a good excuse for them and never the athlete …….. and Mr Coe what do you reply about that ?
15 metres is worth at least a second ..more like 1.5. That’s a 20.
That’s still not enough it’s just 19.98s so he still not good
when will they mention it was 200 yards?
Davede Buckham not 200yd, it was 185m!
He thought…😂he really thought
You at track alerts should do the conversion and let us know the time😜
Sean Lewis You are so right. I like track alert, but their headlines and photos of athletes are just so wrong sometimes.
Gregory Blake Most times, especially on IG
Nothing to see here .
him think him wah run 18’s, afra annuh prom push ting
3.7 wind aided too bad….thump down. FyF!
Russel Rey Allen -3.7
Dante Black Phoenix Freeman really? You think hes so fast….
Russel Rey Allen no I was corrected your statement. It was a head wind.
Dante Black Phoenix Freeman oh!
He didn’t run the full 200m. He was put to start at the 185m. mark.😔
I want him to get that 200m record one day to silence some of you. Y’all act like records are made to be broken. Chupz!
Shamoi Jelani Richards they are..won’t be by him tho 😏 Christopher Taylor record dat fi break
Shamoi Jelani Richards ..Pan cakes and additives can’t broke that WR as the 19.32 took so long to broken. This dude desparation is getting sickening now…
Barry Clifford i love that Christopher Taylor record that for real
Let them wish and hope and dream wonder, that records will stay where it belongs, (Jamaica)
Tony Duncan Lmao. No it won’t. Bunch of dope heads there too
Mark Rode if you say so!
Are you trying to say he beat 19.19? Try again!
This whole intro and highlight is misleading. Do better
The individual who send it wants to make a seen..to see how much comments and likes it would get….they are full of Rubbish..
These misleading headline though
It was 185 meters. Relax
King Kieron not even meters it’s yards …which is shorter if you do the calculations he ran about 20.7s…
Orlando Sikone 20.4
King Kieron much difference?
Thanks for saving me from entering into their link
Scam for attention
I saw this and I knew something had to be wrong…