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USA’s track and field star Noah Lyles is on a formidable mission this year: to secure all the medals and shatter records. The “3 Peat” star has been vocal about his ambition to surpass the legendary Usain Bolt‘s world record, particularly in the 100m with a blistering time of 9.58 seconds and the Lightning Bolt’s 200m record of 19.19 seconds.

Lyles, who boasts a personal best of 9.83 seconds in the 100m and 19.31 seconds in the 200m, both achieved at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, stands on the precipice of athletic history. As Noah Lyles inches closer to his goal, the fastest man ever, Usain Bolt, has given him a nod of approval but kept the secret to himself.

Usain Bolt impressed by Noah Lyles’ world-record goals

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As Lyles sets his sights on Olympic glory and world record-breaking endeavors in 2024, Usain Bolt, in an interview with CITIUS MAG, shared his reflections on Lyles’ aspirations. Bolt acknowledged the monumental challenge of surpassing his records, emphasizing the immense physical strain and fatigue endured in such endeavors. Despite the daunting nature of the task, Bolt commended Lyles for his relentless pursuit and expressed admiration for his near-miss at the 2023 World Championships in Budapest.

However, Usain Bolt, in his characteristic fashion, hinted at areas where Lyles could refine his technique and, with a sneaky grin, stated, “I think if he corrects a few things – I won’t say – he could get better. The possibility is there… I won’t tell you how to break the world record.” This sage advice underscores both the respect Usain Bolt holds for Noah Lyles’ pursuit and the subtle nuances that separate champions from record-breakers. Will Noah Lyles be able to become the fastest man alive in 2024? Comment below!

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