Athletics: World champ Lyles, Britain's Wightman to run at Boston indoor meet

AFP , Tuesday 21 Nov 2023

Reigning world 100- and 200-meter champion Noah Lyles will compete in next year's Boston Indoor Grand Prix meet, organizers announced on Tuesday.

Noah Lyles
Reigning world 100m and 200m champion Noah Lyles will compete at next February's Boston Indoor Grand Prix meet, organizers said. Photo: AP


The February 4 event, part of the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold series, also features Britain's Jake Wightman, last year's 1,500m world champion, and local favorite Gabby Thomas, the world 200m runner-up.

Lyles, 26, began his 2023 campaign in Boston with a personal best of 6.51 seconds to win the 60 meters.

He swept the 100-200 sprint double at this year's World Championships in Budapest and helped the US 4x100m relay to victory -- his efforts including a personal best of 9.83sec in the 100.

Wightman, 29, missed the 2023 season with a right foot injury and his Boston debut will be his first major competition in almost 13 months.

Thomas, 26, took a 200m bronze medal at the Tokyo olympics before her second-place run in the event this year at Budapest. She won her second US title in three years at the distance in a personal best of 21.60 seconds, making her the fourth-fastest woman in history.

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