Lyles Secures His Third World Gold by Leading US Relay Team to Victory

Budapest witnessed Noah Lyles’ remarkable achievement as he clinched his third gold medal of the championships by leading the US team to triumph in the 4x100m relay on Saturday.

Following his outstanding performance in securing the first individual sprint double since the legendary Usain Bolt’s feat in 2015, Lyles emulated Bolt’s strategy by running the anchor leg. His strategic choice propelled the US team to victory, accomplishing the race in an impressive 37.38 seconds.

The Italian Olympic champions, featuring Marcell Jacobs, the Tokyo 100m gold medalist, on the second leg, displayed their prowess and secured the silver medal with a time of 37.62 seconds. Meanwhile, Jamaica managed to clinch the bronze medal, completing the race in 37.76 seconds.

Initiating the US quartet was Christian Coleman, the reigning world 100m champion from 2019, who executed a strong start. He efficiently handed over the baton to Fred Kerley, the 100m champion of the previous year, further consolidating the team’s position.

Although the baton exchange between Kerley and third leg runner Brandon Carnes was perilously close to failure, Carnes adeptly regained his rhythm, successfully navigating the final bend. This precise execution allowed for a flawless handover to Noah Lyles.

In a stunning display of speed and determination, the 26-year-old Lyles sprinted down the home straight, crossing the finish line while raising three fingers in a symbolic gesture, representing the trio of medals he earned during the championships in the Hungarian capital.

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