Noah Lyles sends stark warning to his rivals after Bermuda Grand Prix exploits

Noah Lyles sends stark warning to his rivals after Bermuda Grand Prix exploits

Abigael Wafula 21:00 - 29.04.2024

Noah Lyles has put his track rivals on the spot following his recent victory that saw him dip under 10 seconds at the Bermuda Grand Prix.

Two-time World 200m champion Noah Lyles has sent a stark warning to his opponents after dipping under 10 seconds in his second 100m race of the 2024 season.

Lyles began his campaign at the Tom Jones Memorial, clocking an impressive 10.01 to cross the finish line first before proceeding to the Bermuda Grand Prix where he electrified the stadium with his stellar performance.

In Bermuda, he crossed the finish line in an impressive time of 9.96, something he could not believe and noted that it is a good sign as he gears up for the Olympic trials and then later the crème de la crème of the season, the Olympic Games.

After claiming the top prize in the astonishing time, Lyles was over the moon and shared a post on his X (Twitter) handle saying: “It’s only getting faster from here.”

In a post-race interview, the American could also not hide his joy as he cautioned that there is a lot more to work on building up to the Paris show.

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“I think it was a pretty well-put race…I had an average start but my acceleration kicked in and I feel like it was a brand-new territory running past that last 40m you know, running so many 60s. I’m excited to finally be getting there. There is definitely a lot to clear up.

“To be honest, I see a 9.96 and I expect to run that in my next meet so I’m definitely glad not to see 10.3 and I’m very happy to see 9.96,” he said.

Speaking about his targets for the Olympic Games, Lyles admitted that at the moment, his main focus is qualifying for the global bonanza and then the rest will follow but he still has eyes on the quadruple.

“I already have thought about the trials and the Olympics since the indoors but I’m pushing it a little bit back because we have to go to the Olympic trials and make the team first and that’s still ringing in my head.

“There is a sense of peace and calmness in Bermuda and also a sense of family and everybody is extremely nice and it just makes you to want to keep coming back and performing,” he added.