Fred Kerley itching for 60m debut against Noah Lyles

ATHLETICS Fred Kerley itching for 60m debut against Noah Lyles

Abigael Wafula 09:08 - 26.01.2024

Fred Kerley is bubbling with excitement ahead of his 60m debut next month where he will be up against Noah Lyles and his brother, Josephus.

Former world 100m champion Fred Kerley is certainly dreaming of a memorable outing as he seeks to make his 60m debut in February.

The American will be competing at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston where he will be keen to impress the crowds out to cheer him.

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Kerley has been posting on his X (Twitter) handle from time to time to remind his fans about his upcoming debut. In his posts, he said: “Feb 4 60 debut.”

He has also been sharing photos of himself training and working round the clock to ensure he makes a great 2024 comeback after a disappointing 2023. 

He failed to defend his 100m title, after missing out on a place in the final at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

The 60m dash will be a test of how this season will look for him as he eyes the Olympics where he will be out to improve on the silver medal he won in 100m at the delayed 2020 Tokyo Games.

However, the American will face a stern test from his compatriot, Noah Lyles, who succeeded him as the World Champion. Lyles, the triple World champion was on fire last season, going unbeaten in the 200m and lost about four times in the 100m.

Lyles is known for his formidable presence on the track, making this a must-watch showdown for track and field fans. Others who have confirmed participation at the event include Josephus Lyles, Ackeem Blake, and Ronnie Baker.