Noah Lyles is one of the most exciting athletes to come along in sports in a very long time.
Talented, hard working, focused, Noah is surrounded by a coach who sees his talent and how to nuture that rare talent. He is also supported by a management team (Global Athletics & Marketing) and a key sponsor (adidas).
Last October, Mark Wetmore and his tearm at Global athletics invited myself and a few other media members to interview GAM athletes. I did ten interviews (audio, video, and video tips). This is the first of those to appear.
Noah Lyles loves social media, yet harnesses that medium, and focuses on his training. His 9.86 WL, just edging Christian Coleman in Shanghai, is great for the sport! And, at least this for this writer, the 100m is not his best event!
Noah and I spent 15 minutes together geeking out on track. Noah Lyles is not Usain Bolt. No, Noah Lyles is Noah Lyles and he may be the savior of the sport.
Two Americans, Lyles and Coleman, and several very close, suggest a renaissance in American sprinting.
Thanks to Noah Lyles, Mark Wetmore, Global Athletics and adidas on this one.