Noah Lyles wins 200m in Monaco, photo by PhotoRun.net
Lyles is US AOY by TFN
MOUNTAIN VIEW (USA): US Male AOY 2018 by Track and Field News is sprinter Noah Lyles. He got 22 from the 26 possible number one votes and was a clear winner with 255 points. The other three number ones went to another sprinter Christian Coleman who was second (211) and one to pole vaulter Sam Kendricks (204). Six athletes repeated top ten position. Fourth for Christian Taylor ahead of Ryan Crouser and Ronnie Baker. In the 7th Michael Norman over Fred Kerley with distance runners Evan Jager and Paul Chelimo completing the top ten. Lyles was voted US AOY also by USATF.
runblogrun notes: Well, TFN is 2/2. Noah Lyles showed his amazing talent was not just a tease, but serious global sprint power. Noah Lyles has a sense of humor, is entertaining, and has gobbs of talent. But, also, with the guidance of Lance Braumann.Noah Lyles is developing into, what this writer believes, could be the finest American male sprinter in decades. Some have said, quietly, the next “Usain Bolt.” That is unfair. Usain was comfortable in his own skin, as is Noah. Noah is quite talented, and his final 50 meters in the 200 meters is, well unequalled in this current world. Lyles looks to be a player for Doha 2019 and Tokyo 2020.
Congrats Noah Lyles!
Noah Lyles, 2018 Pre Classic, photo by Photorun.net