Noah Lyles Opens 2024 Indoor Season With a 60m Victory in Florida
Noah Lyles, a renowned sprinter, surprised everyone with his first indoor race of 2024.
The event, held at the Alachua County Sports & Events Center in Florida, witnessed Lyles’ victory in the men’s 60m sprint with a time of 6.63 seconds.
Lyles had originally planned to start his 2024 indoor season at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in February.
However, he made an unexpected appearance at the Florida Collegiate International 2024 meet.
Competing against tough rivals, including Tokyo Olympian Eric Harrison and former Pan American Games gold medalist Kendal Williams, Lyles secured a remarkable victory.
Social Media Buzz
FloTrack, a sports media company, shared a video of Lyles’ triumphant return, emphasizing his status as a three-time world champion. Their caption read: “The world champion has officially returned to the track for 2024 👀 Noah Lyles (@LylesNoah) makes his indoor season debut at the Florida Collegiate Invitational in Gainesville with a 6.63 win in the 60m.”
The world champion has officially returned to the track for 2024 👀
— FloTrack (@FloTrack) January 27, 2024
Historic Achievements in 2023
In 2023, Lyles achieved something historic at the World Athletics Championships. He became the first man since Usain Bolt in 2015 to achieve a triple victory.
Lyles secured gold medals in the men’s 100m (setting a personal best of 9.83), 200m (19.52), and the 4x100m relay.
Lyles, alongside Christian Coleman, Fred Kerley, and Brandon Carnes, earned the sprint relay gold for the United States with a winning time of 37.38 seconds.
This added to his impressive tally of seven World Championships medals, including six gold and one silver.
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In 2023, Noah Lyles received the prestigious title of World Athletics Men’s Athlete of the Year in the men’s track category.
This acknowledgment solidified his position as one of the world’s top track athletes.
World Athletics introduced a new awards system in 2023, honoring six athletes across various categories.
This included both male and female athletes, with Faith Kipyegon, Armand Duplantis, Yulimar Rojas, Kelvin Kiptum, and Tigist Assefa among the winners in different disciplines.