“Here’s Lyls, it’s about to end and the others are maybe a second …” Kram was surprised as he tried to figure out how Lil had a seemingly 18.9-second watch for 200 meters while running the Inspirational Games in Brandenon, Florida. on Thursday.
“That can’t be right,” Kram said. “That can’t be right. 18.91 – that can’t be right. Can it?”
Time would see Lilles set Usain Bolt’s 19.19-second record at the 2009 World Championships.
However, it was later revealed that he had lined up in the wrong lane and actually ran 185 meters.
In the end, 22-year-old Lyles was eliminated with a $ 10,000 victory and cash prize in Christophe Lemaitre of France, which reached 20.65 in Zurich, Switzerland, and the Dutchman Churandy Martina won the second, scoring 20.81 in Papendal, the Netherlands.
“You can’t play with my feelings like that … it got me in the wrong line,” Lyles later wrote on Twitter.
Inspirational games saw 30 athletes compete in seven different venues around the world, as organizers sought an alternative to the Zurich Diamond League in the midst of a corona pandemic.
The races started at the same time, so that the viewers could see athletes competing side by side, but in the case of Lyles, who won the 200m world championship last year, he finished so far ahead of the other two competitors that his eyebrows immediately appeared. .