Jul 5, 2019
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Noah Lyles raced to the fourth-fastest 200-meter time in historical past on Friday, ending in 19.50 seconds on the Athletissima Diamond League meet.
Lyles even ran right into a slight headwind on a heat night, going 0.08 seconds quicker than Usain Bolt’s Lausanne observe file set seven years in the past.
Solely Michael Johnson amongst American sprinters, successful the 1996 Atlanta Olympics title in 19.32 seconds, has run the 200 quicker than the 21-year-old Floridian.
“The track here is burning up,” stated Lyles, who leaned again and shouted skyward earlier than posing for pictures subsequent to the trackside clock. “It was about getting out strong. There is nothing better than seeing the accomplishments of what you have put in.”
Bolt’s world file of 19.19 seconds was set on the 2009 world championships in Berlin. His Jamaica teammate Yohan Blake ran 19.26 at Brussels in 2011.
In different world-leading performances Friday, Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya received the lads’s 1,500 in Three minutes, 28.77 seconds, and pole vaulter Piotr Lisek of Poland cleared 6.01 meters.
Lyles had been tied for eighth all time for his 19.65 set at Monaco final yr.
“Each year I’m making a huge jump. I’m very satisfied,” stated Lyles, who heads to the U.S. nationals in three weeks at Des Moines, Iowa, aiming to make the 2019 worlds workforce. They open Sept. 28 in Doha, Qatar.
His season finest had been 19.72 seconds as runner-up to a different 21-year-old American, Michael Norman, in Rome one month in the past. Norman’s time of 10.70 on the Golden Gala meet had been the quickest on this planet this yr.
On a perfect evening for sprinting, two-time Olympic gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce dominated the ladies’s 100. Her 10.74 efficiency was simply 0.01 exterior the world-leading time Elaine Thompson and Fraser-Pryce herself clocked on the Jamaica nationals final month.
The 32-year-old Fraser-Pryce, who missed the 2017 season to offer delivery to her first little one, shortly ran clear to complete 0.17 forward of Dina Asher-Smith, the European champion.
Asher-Smith and the 2017 worlds silver and bronze medalists — Marie-Josee Ta Lou and Dafne Schippers — all clocked season-best occasions trailing far behind Fraser-Pryce, the 2008 and 2012 Olympic champion.
World champion Justin Gatlin cruised to victory within the males’s 100 in 9.92, breaking clear earlier than the halfway level to depart fellow American Michael Rodgers trailing in 10.01.
A quick males’s 1,500 noticed the primary six finishers beat the earlier world-leading time this season. Behind Cheruiyot’s meet-record run, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, the 18-year-old European champion from Norway, ran a lifetime-best 3:30.16 in second place.
A curious males’s 5,000 left Yomif Kejelcha forward on the bell signaling one lap left after Hagos Gebrhiwet, the Olympic bronze medalist, slowed and saluted the group considering he had received. Kejelcha timed 13 minutes, 0.56 seconds.
Working the second-fastest ladies’s 400 this season, Nigeria-born Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain timed 49.17, simply 0.02 forward of Aminatou Seyni, setting a Nigerian file. Shamier Little of the U.S. received the 400 hurdles in 53.73, third finest on this planet this season.
World champion Mariya Lasitskene failed with three makes an attempt at a world-leading — and lifelong finest — excessive bounce of two.07 meters. The Russian’s clearance at 2.02 took the win.
Olympic silver medalist Orlando Ortega of Spain received the 110 hurdles in 13.05, edging Daniel Roberts of the U.S. Within the 800, Commonwealth Video games champion Wyclife Kinyamal of Kenya received in 1:43.78.
In ladies’s subject occasions, Germany obtained wins from Christin Hussong (66.59) within the javelin throw and Christina Schwanitz (19.04) in shot put. Olympic champion Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia received the triple bounce along with her season better of 14.89 meters.