EUGENE,Ore. — When Noah Lyles lined up for his first Olympic 200- cadence final in Tokyo last time

, he could hardly have been placed in a worse terrain to succeed

Worst- time Noah, ” Lyles said, pointing to a picture of himself from the 2021 season on a addict’s shirt at the NYC Grand Prix before this time

After that I was like ‘ OK, I ’m contending myself.

Let’s go, ’ which was my thing, ” he said. “ But I also had in the reverse of the head, in case he did try to pull up on me, I was going to be ready for it

Lyles ripped open his shirt after the finish as the home crowd in Eugene, Oregon, roared with blessing, and offered an grasp to compete Knighton

moment is my day – I eventually got to do what I pictured of, ” he said after breaking four

time Olympic champion Michael Johnson’s US public record, which had stood since 1996. “ I ’ve got my whole family then

, roared with blessing, and offered an grasp to compete Knighton