Noah Lyles wins 200-meter dash at U.S. Olympic track and field trials in world-leading time

Noah Lyles is back.

The 2019 world 200-meter champion saved his best for last. After not crossing the line first in the qualifying rounds, Lyles made sure he was first to the finish line in the final race of the U.S. track and field Olympic trials on Sunday.

Lyles ran a world-leading 19.74 to win the men’s 200 meters. Kenny Bednarek ran a season-best 19.78 to place second and 17-year-old Erriyon Knighton ran a personal-best 19.84 to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

Lyles’ world-leading time instantly inserted him as the Olympic favorite in the men’s 200 meters in Tokyo. The 23-year-old sprinter won the men’s 200 meters at the 2019 world championships in Doha.


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Noah Lyles reacts after winning the 200-meter final at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials at Hayward Field. (Photo: Patrick Smith, Getty Images)

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