Renowned for his blazing speed on the track, World 200m champion Noah Lyles is gearing up for a monumental challenge at the upcoming World Athletics Championships in Budapest 23. With the audacious goal of surpassing Usain Bolt’s legendary World Records, Lyles’s ambitions are nothing short of awe-inspiring.
Taking to his Instagram platform, Lyles shared his aspirations with a simple yet powerful image: “I will run 9.65s, 19.10s.” These numbers represent the times he’s set his sights on achieving in the 100m and 200m events at the highly anticipated championships.
In his caption, Lyles eloquently expressed his perspective on dreaming big. “They say if they don’t know your dreams, then they can’t shoot them down. But I have always been more of a guy who loves to hear the screams from heaters, got a nice ring to it,” he wrote.
Should Lyles conquer the 100m in 9.65s, he will ascend to the second-fastest man in history, trailing only Bolt’s iconic World Record of 9.58s. In the 200m, his goal of 19.10s has the potential to obliterate Usain Bolt‘s record of 19.19, set during the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.
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Lyles’s track record is already impressive, with a lifetime best of 19.31s in the 200m – a time that positions him as the third-fastest ever, only trailing Bolt’s WR and Yohan Blake’s 19.26s. His prowess extends to the 100m as well, boasting an all-time best of 9.86s. ALSO READ: Noah Lyles 19.47 to highlight London Diamond League
This season, Lyles has showcased his mettle with a commendable 9.94s in the 100m. However, it’s his dominance in the 200m that truly stands out, as he currently holds the world-leading time of 19.47s. This achievement places him as the prime contender for the coveted world title in Budapest 23, marking him as a force to be reckoned with on the global stage.
As the Budapest 23 World Athletics Championships draw nearer, Noah Lyles’s pursuit of greatness adds an electrifying dimension to the event. The prospect of witnessing history in the making as he challenges Bolt’s legendary records is undoubtedly a spectacle that sports enthusiasts around the world eagerly anticipate.