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Noah Lyles finishes third in tight men's 60m race at Austin meet

Noah Lyles hit top form at today’s (9 July) Weltklasse Zurich Inspiration Games.

Athletes, because of the Coronavirus restrictions, competed from different locations across the world.

Lyles, who faced the starter from Bradenton, stopped the clock in a fast 18.90 seconds, into an unfavourable 3.7m/s wind.

The time, however, is still unbelievable as this makes him the first human to run sub-19 seconds. Usain Bolt’s 200m world record is 19.19s. Lyles ran alone from his location in Bradenton, Florida.

Short Distance

It was later learned that he was lined up in the wrong lane and ran just 185 metres, according to the World Athletics website report. The mishap moved him from first to third, with the win – and the US$10,000 winner’s cheque – going to Christophe Lemaitre.

“You can’t be playing with my emotions like this…. got me in the wrong lane smh,” he tweeted after the event.

Over in Zurich, Frenchman Christopher Lemaitre, with zero wind, ran 20.65 seconds.

Meanwhile, in Papendal, Churandy Martina crossed the finish line in 20.81 (0.2m/s wind).

Sam Kendricks of USA won the men’s pole vault with a clearance of 5.81m while Piotr Lisek of Poland cleared 5.66m

Sandi Morris, also of USA, cleared 4.66m in the women’s pole vault and Angelica Bengtsson of Swedeen got over 4.46m.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


    • The organizer is supposed to be fine or ban to organize this type of event and pay the athletes for there mistake ? If it was the athlete that did a mistake what would ,the organizer would do ? There is always a good excuse for them and never the athlete …….. and Mr Coe what do you reply about that ?


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