Socialing The Distance featuring Josephus Lyles


RunBlogRun presents

Socialing The Distance

with Larry Eder

Featuring Josephus Lyles

IMG_7066.jpgJosephus Lyles, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Last week, we inteviewed Josephus Lyles, who had a paradigm changing season. In 2020, Josephus took his 200m PB from 20.70 to 20.24. What changed?

In our discussion, Josephus Lyles told runblogrun how Coach Brauman had Josephus working on his challenges: his starts and his short speed. In the pandemic, Josephus began working with the 100m/200m types, instead of the 400m types.

Josephus has focused on the 400m, and with a PB of 45.09. He competed in the 200m in Monaco and the 400m in Budapest this past August, going 20.30 and 46.08, taking second in both events.

IMG_7097.jpgJosephus Lyles, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

In January 2020, Josephus went 6.88 and 6.81 indoors at 60 meters.

On 4 July 2020, Josephus went 20.40 PB at the Showdow in Otown. On 25 July 2020, Josephus went 20.24 PB at the Back to the Track. And his last event in 2020, on 29 August 2020, Josephus Lyles ended 2020 with a win, going 20.32 at 200m at the Drake Blue Oval Showcase. (And on 14 August, Josephus went 20.30 in Monaco).

At 400m, Josephus went 45.40 on 24 July at the Back to the Track and 46.08 at 400m at the Istvan Gyulai.

The interview was a multi faceted. Josephus is always a lot of fun and enjoys the process. We wanted to thank Josephus Lyles for his time (thanks to Sandra Nel Kurman/ Global Athletics), and Mike Deering /The Shoe Addicts on producing #SocialingtheDistance.

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