20-Year-Old Noah Lyles Runs 19.83 to Stay Undefeated in Diamond League – “My Goal Is Just to Dominate”

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by LetsRun.com
May 4, 2018

Noah Lyles still has never lost in the Diamond League.

Just 20 years old, Lyles ran a personal best of 19.83 to beat a stacked field in the season opener in Doha.

Watch the race below:

The field in Doha included 2017 world champion Ramil Guliyev, 2017 bronze medallist Jereem Richards, and 2016 Olympic silver medallist Andre De Grasse, but Lyles dispatched them with ease the final 100m.

Lyles won in Shanghai last year in 19.90, then got injured and missed the DL season until the finale in Brussels, which he won in 20.00.

He upped his game to 19.83 tonight and told the IAAF that he’s just getting started. When asked what we could expect the rest of the season he said, “I’m not going to say times because my goal is just to dominate, but I tell you what I’m not going to go any slower.”

200 Metres - Men                                  Wind: +1.3 m/s
                                                             Pts
    1 Lyles , Noah                     USA      19.83          8
    2 Richards , Jereem                TTO      19.99          7
    3 Guliyev , Ramil                  TUR      20.11          6
    4 Brown , Aaron                    CAN      20.18          5
    5 Mitchell-Blake , Nethaneel       GBR      20.37          4
    6 De Grasse , Andre                CAN      20.46          3
    7 Carnes , Brandon                 USA      20.56          2
    8 Dwyer , Rasheed                  JAM      20.72          1

More Doha:LRC Doha Sprint & Field Recap: Noah Lyles, Steven Gardiner, Ta Lou, Keni Harrison Run Fast, Pichardo, Röhler, Perkovic Excel

*LRC Distance Recap Caster Semenya Sub-4 For First Time, 17-Year-Old George Manangoi 3:35.53, Emmanuel Korir Wins, Jenny Simpson Comes Up Short Of AR, Murphy 1:47


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