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Just before the Paris Olympics, the track and field communities hopped in a zeitgeist initiated by Noah Lyles. The 6x world champion explained the need for transition between the branches of the sports. As per the American sprinter, it will help in the sport’s betterment. Moreover, steps like this will bridge the gap between the generations of athletes. So in employing such a monumental step, the track and field branch needs a volunteer and Noah Lyles happily agreed to don that uniform selflessly. 

Recently, that discussion has received celebrity-backings. The first one who came forward to explain the need for such steps is a Paralympic medalist. Nonetheless, the second one turns out to be Noah Lyles’ predecessor. 

Noah Lyles comes into the discussion fashionably 

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The discussion regarding the essentiality of individual presence in the sport erupted from the Paralympic medalist Hunter Woodhall. On March 31, his tweet attracted limelight, expressing: “Watching an F1 documentary and this quote stuck out. “To keep an audience you need personalities” referring to the drivers. I think track & field is on the way up because of this”. Soon, Michael Jordan jumped onto the scene with his ready support. That came out to be the firm backing for Noah’s pronounced need. 

Apart from explaining the transitional part, Noah Lyles exemplified the antics with his vivid presence on the track. Emulating Goku from Dragon Ball Z has been one of those. By copying those gestures and style statements, the 26-year-old athlete tried to disseminate the message of channeling inner instinct. Moreover, flaunting Gucci on the fence line or receiving docuseries on Peacock advertised the individual as being more than just an athlete.

However, there should be more athletes volunteering for the same. Eventually, the track and field fans also felt the need for such individuals. In Michael Johnson’s post, they unfolded their mindset on it.

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The fans’ votes deliberately indicate a single outcome 

In showing their support for the need, Bruce Delahorne brought out his logic by penning: “They need to be people worthy of our attention…not people so needy they’ll do anything for it.” Soon, the fans added the features they wanted to see in such volunteering individuals. Explaining that part, the X-handle Bazza claimed, “You need a high quality product and personalities”. The debate continued for long afterward. 

Taking an example from Usain Bolt, Terence Rodgers wrote, “Excite youngsters and advance their events, people will watch, enjoy…time and again.” Meanwhile, fans also raised the stakeholders’ role in giving out more riveting results. In the X-handle, Marcus expressed, “It also needs more imagination from the pundits and especially the trackside interviewers” to change. 

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According to Gavin McAllister, the antics might come in the fluency of schedule. “they need to know those personalities will be competing against each other regularly on a consistent calendar,” he wrote.

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