World Athletics

Noah Lyles closed his abbreviated 2020 season with an impressive double dash victory to highlight the tenth edition of the Gyulai Memorial, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, on Wednesday (19).

In the 100m, it was no contest by the midway point, as Lyles, racing with a black glove on his right hand, found his rhythm en route to a 10.05 win. Sixty-five minutes later, he returned to the track for the 200m which he took with an equally graceful run, clocking 20.13.

“I was just out here to have fun,” Lyles said, explaining that he decided to double back after a training session last night left him energetic and feeling good. After his victory at the Monaco Diamond League meeting last week, Lyles said, “this was just icing on the cake. I don’t get to run two races very often so it was a lot of fun. Physically I feel healthy, which is the most important. Now it’s time to go home and get ready for next year.”

As he did in Monaco, Lyles raised his black-gloved fist into the air during his introduction before the 100m. He said he’s going to keep wearing it.

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