Despite Falling Short of Glory at Eugene, 6x World Champion Noah Lyles Grants Birthday Twin’s Wish

Published 09/20/2023, 11:41 AM EDT

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The 2023 Diamond League came to its conclusion on a great note. A multitude of athletes projected their breathtaking runs on the tracks. From Noah Lyles to Sha’Carri Richardson, the sprinters left no stone unturned to clinch a hoard full of accolades in various Diamond League legs. However, for Richardson and Lyles, the winning spree came to an end with the 2023 Prefontaine Classic. While Richardson finished 4th in her beloved 100m discipline, Lyles crossed the finish line at number 2nd after his compatriot Christian Coleman.

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Cheers erupted in Hayward’s field when Lyles stepped into the field and asserted his dominance. Though he did not finish first, his fandom did not shy away from expressing their regard for the American sprinter. However, among a multitude of fans, one took all the brownie points and got a souvenir from his idol, Noah Lyles.

Noah Lyles expressed a kind gesture for a young fan

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Following the conclusion of the 2023 Diamond League in Eugene, a young fan expressed her wish to get Lyles’ track shoes. The fan made a banner that depicted the message, “Noah can I have your shoes?“. Interestingly, the boy also shares the same birthday as Lyles. Hence, to highlight this, he penned, “#samebirthday.

Addressing his fan’s wish, Noah Lyles showered his heartfelt benevolence on the young fan by signing his own track shoes and gifting them to the boy. The young champ’s reaction to this beautiful moment was exquisite.

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After getting the signed footwear from the sprinter, the young fan posed for the lens, all while donning a cap and holding another poster that asserted, “See you Noah in Paris.

It indeed was a heartfelt moment between Lyles and his young fan. Nevertheless, with his staunch performances throughout the season, Lyles not only stood atop the podium but made a haven in the hearts of millions. From his triple gold winning performances at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest to his gold winning spree at the Zurich Diamond League, Lyles covered everything with absolute finesse. Though he didn’t clinch another gold in Eugene, he ended his 2023 season on a great note.

Noah Lyles’ performance at the Eugene Diamond League

The electrifying Diamond League finals commenced on 16th September 2023 and Noah Lyles fiercely secured the second position in the 100-meter race track. Lyles gave strong competition to Christian Coleman in the last half of the race and completed his track journey in 9.85 seconds, while Coleman crossed the finish line in 9.83 seconds and clinched the diamond trophy.

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Following this, Lyles ended the season on an optimistic note and stated, “practicing and being able to go straight from the gun and be able to put out a time like that, I’m never gonna be disappointed“.

Interestingly, Lyles also took to his X handle to make a bold promise to his fandom and asserted, “next year going to be scary.” 

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Now, not just Lyles, but his fans are also girded up to see the sprinter performing her magic on the tracks next year in the French capital. Along similar lines, his young fan also shown his trust in him by making a banner that asserts his promise to see Lyles next year in Paris. Lyles, indeed, is all set to make a splash in the upcoming Olympics.

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