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Noah Lyles has been a force to be reckoned with when it comes to track and field. He is constantly looked at as the one who could pull off the same miracles that Usain Bolt did a few years ago in the track and field realm. He himself has broken the record set by Usain Bolt this year, which underlines the fact that Lyles is here to stay. Moments before his big race at the World Athletics Championships, Noah Lyles claimed that he was going to break another Jamaican legend. The World Athletics Championships have witnessed the prowess of Noah Lyles as he takes home the victory in 100 meters. Yet, he couldn’t fulfill his 9.65-second promise, but still seized the triumph.

This big news is coming from Budapest, where the men’s 100-meter race was held tonight. Noah Lyles boldly predicted a 9.65-second race, unaware that he was about to make unprecedented history beyond his own expectations. Well, here is the big update: Usain Bolt’s 100-meter world record of 9.58 seconds is still in existence, and it might take a few more races for Lyles to break the record.

Noah Lyles is the world champion

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26-year-old Lyles did not have the best start to the race, falling short of the other sprinters. But he pulled off a miracle out of nowhere toward the finish line and claimed the gold medal for himself and the United States. Lyles won the title after clocking an under-10-second time of 9.83 seconds, leaving behind the likes of Letsile Tebogo from Botswana, who claimed silver after finishing the race in 9.88 seconds. Bronze was clinched by British sensation Zharnel Hughes, whose time was the same as Tebogo’s, and he is the first British athlete to grab a medal in the World Championships. Lyles was running his maiden 100 meters and achieved a personal-best time of 9.83 seconds.

He secured victory by a mere five hundredths of a second against 20-year-old Tebogo. After the win, Lyles said they said, “I wouldn’t, but see, I have done it.” Lyles, who is known as the 200-meter master, has reclaimed his position as the absolute best out there. Following his victory, he exuded sheer thrill, unable to contain his emotions, and celebrated the win in his signature style. With this win, Lyles has taken one step towards being only the second runner after Usain Bolt to win a 100-meter and 200-meter race at the World Championships. Well, he is not finished with the worlds yet, as he has yet to appear in the 200 meters later this week, where he can keep his promise of breaking Usain Bolt’s 19.19-second record in the 200 meters.

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He is not finished yet

Lyles will be going to pursue a three-peat in the 200m event at the ongoing world championships this week. According to his Instagram post Noah Lyles claimed that he going to win the 200 meters in 19.10 seconds and if that happens he will break Usain Bolt’s world record that he set in at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. Should he surpass Bolt’s record, he’ll cement his status as a track and field sensation, leaving an indelible mark in the annals of history. Even if he secures the win without breaking the record, it’s still a remarkable feat. He could become the second athlete worldwide and the first American to clinch both the 100 meters and 200 meters titles at the World Championships.

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Noah Lyles is rewriting the narrative of track and field, showcasing his unwavering determination and extraordinary talent. Despite his victory in the 100 meters not aligning with his ambitious prediction, it has firmly established his status as a dominant contender. With the 200 meters race still ahead, Lyles has the world’s attention. Whether he shatters records or not, his presence has already left an indelible mark on the sport’s history.

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