Noah Lyles On Being A Rising Star For U.S. Sprinting, Turning Pro Young, The Office

With just days until the start of the Diamond League season, we’re joined by U.S. sprint star Noah Lyles on the CITIUS MAG Podcast. Noah sat down with us while he was in Boston during marathon weekend to promote the Adidas Boston Boost Games (May 19-20).

At 19 years old, Noah ran 19.90 for the 200 meters in his Diamond League debut. In 2016, he was fourth in the U.S. Olympic Trials 200m final where he ran a U.S. HS record of 20.09. We talked about his rise to sprinting fame and the decision to turn professional early.

He never got a chance to race Usain Bolt on the track but shares a funny story about running into him at a doctor’s office. Noah isn’t one for “idols” in the sport and so he shares how he perceives his competition.

Also: Who is on Noah’s dream U.S. 4×100 relay right now?

Talk strays for a bit and Noah discusses how he watched 13 Reasons Why on Netflix with Jarrion Lawson + Noah’s love for The Office.

All that and more in the latest episode of the CITIUS MAG Podcast.

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Chris Chavez

Chris Chavez launched CITIUS MAG in 2016 as a passion project while working full-time for Sports Illustrated. He covered the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and grew his humble blog into a multi-pronged media company. He completed all six World Marathon Majors and is an aspiring sub-five-minute miler.