Thursday, June 1, 2023

Noah Lyles and Fred Kerley to stand off in 200m showdown at NYC Grand Prix


The reigning global 100m champion, Fred Kerley, will pass head-to-head in opposition to the reigning 200m global champion, Noah Lyles, over 200m at subsequent month’s USATF NYC Grand Prix on June 24. The U.S. dash stars, who each gained gold on the 2022 Global Athletics Championships of their respective occasions, are desperate to compete in what guarantees to be a thrilling showdown in The Giant Apple.

Ultimately 12 months’s Global Athletics Championships in Eugene, Ore., Lyles gained gold within the 200m and silver within the 4x100m relay. He additionally has already set the world-leading 200m time this 12 months, clocking 19.65 seconds on the USATF Golden Video games on Would possibly 9. He’ll glance to deal with his shape as he’s taking on Kerley, who has now gained global titles in 100m and 400m.

Kerley, who has run the 200m sparingly in his occupation, shall be making a unprecedented look over the space as he seeks to problem Lyles. Kerley holds a non-public perfect of nineteen.76 seconds and Lyles holds the third-fastest 200m time in historical past (19.31). The 2 athletes have by no means raced each and every different over 200m, including to the anticipation surrounding their conflict in New York Town.

Fred Kerley
Picture: Kevin Morris

Kerley, 28, has no longer misplaced a race but this season. He and Lyles had been energetic on social media, calling out for different sprinters to not dodge pageant. 3 weeks sooner than this meet, Kerley will take at the Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs and 100m medallist Andre De Grasse on the Diamond League Rabat on Would possibly 28. Those 3 athletes have been all at the Olympic 100m podium in Tokyo 2020.

The NYC Grand Prix will happen on Saturday, June 24, at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island in New York Town. The meet is a part of the Global Athletics Contential Excursion Gold.


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