Michael Johnson & Noah Lyles in agreement with a track & field fan after recent plea

Michael Johnson & Noah Lyles in agreement with a track & field fan after recent plea

Abigael Wafula 06:02 - 26.04.2024

A track and field enthusiast took to their X (Twitter) handle to share a request that has caught the attention of American sprint icons Noah Lyles and Michael Johnson.

American track legend Michael Johnson will be launching his track league alongside Winner’s Alliance in 2025 and fans are curious about what he has to offer.

Following his partnership with Winners Alliance, he has secured more than Ksh 4 billion (about $30 million) from investors and strategic partners who are aiming to support his initiative for the track league.

The four-time Olympic champion could not keep calm as he shared the news on his X (Twitter) handle, Johnson said: “Working to change the game for athletes and fans! League details coming this June.”

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A curious fan of track and field posted on his X (Twitter) handle, explaining why the sport needs a Hall of Fame and both Johnson and triple World Champion Noah Lyles were in agreement.

The X user said: “Need a Track & Field Hall of Fame!!! Glamorizing our sport will allow its status amongst the masses to grow and give it a greater allure as well as grandeur.”

The American sprint icon replied to his tweet with a tick emoji and another to show he was taking note of what the fan had shared. This means Johnson might consider that as he plans to launch the track league.

Lyles, the two-time World 200m champion also commented on the post saying: “I been Telling Mark Wetmore this. We need one really bad.”

Anthony Bibs also commented on the post saying: “There’s no T&F Hall of Fame? Wow talk about poverty! That’s really embarrassing!”

However, another track and field enthusiast, Jeff Burnett, shared in the comments saying: “There is a Track and Field Hall of Fame at The Armory in NYC… unless that one isn’t cool enough for the track community?”