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Fred Kerley to race Noah Lyles at 2024 New Steadiness Grand Prix


On Feb. 4, the New Steadiness Grand Prix in Boston will witness a showdown between two of the quickest males on the earth because the reigning 2022 world 100m champion, Fred Kerley, joins the lads’s 60m area. This units the stage for an electrifying assembly between Kerley and the present world 100m champion, Noah Lyles.

This might be Kerley’s debut within the 60m distance and his first look on the New Steadiness Indoor Grand Prix, a Gold Label occasion inside the World Athletics Indoor Tour. It has been three years since Kerley final raced indoors (a 400m).

The choice to take part provides anticipation to Kerley’s conflict with Lyles. The 2 sprinters haven’t competed in opposition to one another since 2022. Regardless of securing an computerized qualification spot for the 2023 World Athletics Championships along with his world 100m win in 2022, Kerley didn’t run the 100m on the 2023 U.S. Trials, sidestepping a possible showdown with Lyles, who was aiming to qualify for the U.S. crew.

Reigning 100m world champ Fred Kerley indicators with Asics

Lyles is the reigning 60m champion on the New Steadiness Grand Prix, operating a private better of 6.51 seconds final yr. He holds an undefeated streak within the occasion over his final six races. He’s additionally coming off the perfect monitor season of his profession, the place he received the dash double (100m/200m) on the World Athletics Championships in Budapest and was honoured because the World Athletics Male Monitor Athlete of the 12 months.

The rivalry between Kerley and Lyles has not solely performed out on the monitor but in addition in verbal exchanges. Kerley took a jab at Lyles when discussing the required time to win worlds in Budapest, saying, “If Noah’s going to run 9.65, then I’m operating sooner.” In response, Lyles mentioned, “That’s what all of them say, ’til they get beat.” The tables turned on the 2023 World Athletics Championships, the place Kerley bowed out within the semi-finals, and Lyles had the final snort, profitable gold.

Noah Lyles within the males’s 200m ultimate on the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest. Picture: Kevin Morris

Regardless of their aggressive banter, the 2 sprinters final shared the monitor to assist the U.S. males’s crew win a world title within the 4x100m relay. Their face-off on the 2024 New Steadiness Grand Prix may predict the early favorite to win on the U.S. Olympic Trials in July. It guarantees to be an unforgettable race.



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