• Noah Lyles wins U.S. track and field Olympic trials 200m with 19.74

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The reigning World champion Noah Lyles won the men's 200m title at the U.S. track and field Olympic trials on Sunday in Eugene, Oregon.

Despite being defeated in the heats and semi-final by the 17-year-old Erriyon Knighton, Lyles won the 200-meter final in 19.74 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year.

Kenny Bednarek finished in second place with a new personal best time of 19.78.

Erriyon Knighton, who broke Usain Bolt's World U20 record with 19.88 took third with a new personal best time of 19.84.  He will be the youngest American man to compete in track and field at the Olympics since Jim Ryun ran in the 1500 meter race in 1964.

Fred Kerley finished in 4th place in a new PB of 19.90second to join the club of just a few men who have run sub-10s 100m, sub-20s for the 200m, and sub 44s for the 400m.

See the full U.S. track and field Olympic trials results here.

Men's 200m final video

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