Noah Lyles and Shericka Jackson set World Leads at Racers Grand Prix in Kingston

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World champions Noah Lyles from the United States and Jamaica's Shericka Jackson set new World leads in Kingston on Saturday (3).

Running out of lane seven, the two-time world champion Lyles obliterated the men's 200m field at the Racers Grand Prix, a World Athletics Continental Tour Silver level meeting, setting a new world lead and meeting record of 19.67 (+0.3 m/s). Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes, who managed to challenge Lyles for the first 60m, crossed the line in a distant second place in 20.14.

Shericka Jackson, the defending 200m World champion, dominated the women's 100m dash with the fastest time this year in the world of 10.78 (+1.6 m/s). She also established a new meeting record. Anthonique Strachan from Bahamian finished second in a season-best time of 10.99.

South Africa's two-time world champion and World record-holder Wayde Van Niekerk improved his season's best time in the 400m as he took a convincing victory in the men's 400m A final in a meeting record of 44.21. Jamaica’s Zandrion Barnes broke the 45-second barrier to take second in 44.90.


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