Last March, while I was on a walk, a zoom conference began with several of the top scribes of the sport with Noah Lyles. It was the work of Noah Lyles’ managment company, Global Athletics. This is update 4 of 5.
Noah Lyles, 2018 USATF Outdoor, photo by Mike Deering for The Shoe Addicts
Noah Lyles came on the scene as a high school phenom. In January 2015, as a junior in high school he cleared 2.03m in the HJ. The bible of the sport, Track & Field News, named Noah Lyles their 2015 Boys HS athlete of the year. In 2016, Noah showed his sprint prowess, winning the 100m and 200m at the iconic Arcadia Invitational, in 10.17 and 20.48, both meet records. In July 2016, at the Olympic Trials, Noah was among several high school athletes and took 4th in the 200m final in 20.04, breaking a 31 year old record.
Committed to Florida, Noah Lyles decided to go pro, running for adidas. His joined PURE Athletic, and has been coached by Lance Brauman since the fall of 2016.
Injuries challenged his 2017 season, and he had to pull out of the 2017 USATF Champs, missing London 2017. Two late season meets showed his fitness, as he won the 2 final Diamond League meetings. Funny thing was, his coach, Lance Brauman, knew he was fit, and told me, weeks before, that I should watch for Noah in the final 2017 meetings.
His last 2 years has shown just how talented he is, and his 2019 win in Doha just proved what many thought, that Noah Lyles is the next 200m super star.
Special thanks to Global Athletics.
Special thanks to Mike Deering on the production of the segments.
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