Gearing Up for Paris Olympics, Quincy Wilson Analyzes Noah Lyles’ Techniques for Edge, Says ‘I’m Feeling Pretty Good’

Published 03/30/2024, 9:00 AM EDT

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A 16-year-old star from Bullis School stole the show at the Florida Relays with a phenomenal performance in the 400-meter race. Blazing past the competition, Quincy Wilson clocked an incredible 45.19 seconds, securing the top national ranking in this event. He almost broke the world record for his age group, just missed it by 0.07 seconds.

Despite narrowly missing out on both the sophomore class and world age group records, Wilson’s performance captivated hearts not only for his remarkable time but also for his heartfelt reaction post-race, which resonated deeply with spectators and enthusiasts alike. He was recently quizzed on the same and he opened up a Pandora’s box of esoteric racing secrets.

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In a collaboration with Track and Field Culture, Fitz Dunk shared a compelling reel on Instagram featuring Quincy Wilson. Dunk posed the question to Wilson, How are you feeling? Wilson responded with palpable enthusiasm, expressing his satisfaction with his performance. He said, “I’m feeling pretty good now.” Despite acknowledging areas for improvement, particularly after only a week of training since indoor competitions.


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Further delving into the conversation, Wilson discussed his ambitious goal of qualifying for the Olympics. Reflecting on the narrow gap between his current time and the qualifying standards, Wilson emphasized the realism of his aspirations and his dedication to staying healthy throughout the grueling season. He conveyed a sense of gratitude for his achievements, while also maintaining a relentless focus on continual improvement.


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When further questioned about watching past races featuring elite athletes like Noah Lyles and Michael Norman, Quincy Wilson revealed his meticulous approach to studying their performances. He explained that he diligently analyzes races, focusing on split times and techniques, to glean insights that can inform his own strategy on the track. Furthermore, this youngster’s achievement even surpasses Usain Bolt’s record.

Quincy Wilson shatters the tour de force Usain Bolt’s record

Quincy Wilson has etched his name in the annals of athletic history. Wilson’s performance in the 400m race transcends mere victory; it eclipses the record previously held by the legendary Usain Bolt. Clocking a staggering personal best of 45.19 seconds, Wilson has dethroned Bolt’s record set at the same young age. Notably, Bolt’s best was 45.35 seconds.


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Wilson’s phenomenal performance extends beyond this historic feat, as he continues to showcase his prowess on the track. With victories in the 3000m short track at the Ocean Breeze Elite Invitational and the 400m race at the New Balance Nationals Indoors, Wilson’s trajectory is nothing short of spectacular.


Written by:

Maleehah Shakeel


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Maleehah Shakeel is an Olympic Sports writer at EssentiallySports who covers equestrian sports, rodeo, bull riding, and Gymnastics. Maleehah’s stories revolve around various brand endorsement deals of athletes like Jessica Springsteen, Jennifer Gates, and Olivia Dunne. She has written in depth about the brand collaboration between Jessica Springsteen and Tommy Hilfiger.
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Himanshu Sridhar