American sprinter, Noah Lyles, has officially broken Usain Bolt’s record for the most 200-meter races run in less than 20 seconds, at the London Diamond League competition.

American sprinter, Noah Lyles

Lyles completed 35 sprints in under 20 seconds, with an impressive finish time of 19.47 seconds on Sunday, 24th July,2023, surpassing Usain Bolt, who retired in 2017 with a total of 34 sprints below the 20-second mark.

Lyles had secured the bronze medal in the 200-meter race at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

With this remarkable gold medal victory in London, the 26-year-old has notched up an astounding fifth gold medal for the 200-meters event of the competition

Story: Hilda Katu