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.”
— IAAF (@iaaforg) May 4, 2018
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