“Sacrifice to My Career”: Emotional Noah Lyles Shares Sweet Story Involving the Most Important Woman in His Life

Published 10/03/2023, 10:57 AM EDT

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Noah Lyles has garnered attention and acclaim for his speed and fiery charisma. The “3 Peat” star has commanded track and field in 2023 as the reigning World Champion, clinching titles in the 100-meter and 200-meter events and the 4×100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest.

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But beyond the headlines, the glitz, and his bold side, there’s a more profound story that reveals the soft side behind this remarkable athlete. In a recent Instagram story, Lyles, known for his fiery and bold personality, got emotional as he shared a heart-warming story that revolves around the most important woman in his life, who is often seen cheering for him the loudest from the stands.

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During an interview with TODAY, Noah Lyles was asked by the interviewer, referencing a still image from his documentary series . The still showed his mother, Keisha Caine, as a nervous wreck in the stands. She asked, “What kind of inspiration has she been like to you?” With a heartfelt response, Lyles spoke of the profound impact his mother has had on his journey, saying, “She’s truly been the sacrifice to my career. Me and my brother we told her that we wanted to make it to the 2016 Olympics”.

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He continued, “I was one place off of that as a senior in high school. You know, I broke the high school record at the time, I think it’s been broken now, but it was where she decided that she was going to give up going after those promotions and those jobs because she knew she wasn’t going to have time to give to us to be able to go out and make Olympics teams, or World Championships teams, or World Juniors and World Youth. And she wanted to be there to make sure we had all the resources we could.” Released on August 18, 2023, just ahead of the 2023 World Athletics Championships, the series delves deep into both Lyles’ personal and athletic journey.

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The documentary of the track star

Lyles’ documentary series, “Untitled: The Noah Lyles Project,” directed by Scott Boggins, offers an intimate look into the life of this remarkable athlete. Noah himself, prior to the release of part 1 in August, took to social media to share a glimpse of the documentary, writing, “I am always asked who my inspiration is, and the answer is always my mom. I hope this DOCUSeries can show everyone why.

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The stills showed touching moments of Keisha Caine reminiscing about Noah’s challenging childhood, marked by frequent asthma attacks that left him struggling to breathe even during the simplest activities like eating or sleeping. This struggle persisted for the first 10 years of his life. Caine attributes their unbreakable bond to these shared trials and tribulations. She also revealed how their personalities are similar and how the struggles only brought the two closer.

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The series also share intimate moments that highlighted the challenges he faced in his childhood days, and from there how he trained to be the star he is today. With his sights set on Paris Olympics 2024, fans look forward to the magic that Lyles continues to create with his favorite person cheering him on.

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Christaline Meyers

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Christaline Meyers is a pro-writer for Essentially Sports. Having contributed to movies and web series, Christaline delved into sports journalism and like the puck on the ice, has been a force to be reckoned with in the US sports arena. Her experience in writing about the latest WSL event, the recent track and field record, and creative gymnastics routines, found her digging deeper into the minds of legends like Kelly Slater, Usain Bolt, and Simone Biles.
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