Category: Diamond League

Noah Lyles' 200m World Record Disqualified because he Ran 185m

Thursday, 09 July 2020 | 01:44 | Views: 1327

For a few minutes, it looked like Noah Lyles had set a new 200 World record by running an astonishing 18.90 in the 200m before it was revealed that he, in reality, ran 185m at the Zurich Inspiration Games on Thursday.

Three athletes from three different locations competed in the 200m simultaneously. American World champion, Noah Lyles, competed from Florida, France's world and Olympic medallist Christophe Lemaitre in Zurich and Netherlands sprinter Churandy Martina raced in Papendal, Netherlands. Lemaitre and Martina officially ran 200m while It is still unknown why Lyles started from the long line.