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RE: What did LetsRun do to piss off Christian Coleman?
I can only presume he didn't like what Jon wrote the day before. Coleman specifically asked Jon to not ask him about Noah Lyles at the Pre Press Conference and Jon noted it in his recap of the press conference.

Jon tried to report on it very straightforward but if the #1 sprinter in the world asks at a press event not to ask about the #1b sprinter in the world I think it is news worthy. One could argue Jon could have just ignored it but there is a reason Jon isn't asking him about Noah Lyles, per Coleman's request so I think is is relevant.

Somewhat related -years ago Alberto Salazar's lawyer asked for info on over 100 posters on the forums. We did not report about it at the time but I think we should have because something like that changes the relationship between us and one of the top people in the sport.

Christian Coleman doesn’t want to talk about Noah Lyles anymore
Before I could ask my first question to Christian Coleman, he took a look at my credential and, after confirming that I was with LetsRun, told me that he would not answer any questions about Noah Lyles. I’m assuming that has something to do with the article I wrote after Coleman called out Lyles on Twitter following their race in Shanghai last month (though when I asked Coleman why he didn’t want to talk about it, he did not give me an answer).

One thing Coleman would talk about was the 200 meters. He may be running the 100 at Pre tomorrow, where he holds the world lead at 9.85 seconds, but Coleman’s last race was a 200 in Ostrava on June 20, where he ran 19.97 in his first attempt at the distance since 2017. Overall, Coleman was pleased with the effort despite finishing second to Andre De Grasse, and said that he believes he will only improve as he continues to run the event more.

“After [the race] I was super tired,” said Coleman, who led De Grasse off the turn but couldn’t hold on down the home straight. “And that’s just what comes with it. You can work hard in practice, but then once you get in the meet, it’s kind of hard to reciprocate that type of feeling and running that max velocity against the best in the world. So yeah, I was pretty tired, but I think that comes with getting more races in and running more races, that fitness will keep coming and it will get a lot more easier.”

Coleman reiterated that his plan is to attempt the 100/200 double at USAs and Worlds. The 100 is his specialty and favorite event, and because it always precedes the 200 at major championships, Coleman views the 200 as something of a risk-free bonus.

“After the 100, whatever happens in the 200 happens,” Coleman said.

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