Athletics: Lyles Drops Plans For 100m Bid At World Championships | 2/19/2019 | Staff
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CLERMONT, Florida (Reuters) – American sprinter Noah Lyles is dropping plans for a sprint double at September’s world championships in Doha and will focus only on the 200 meters, he told Reuters.

For months Lyles had talked about going for gold in both the 100 and 200 meters in his first world championships.

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But the emphasis now will be on his best event, the twice Diamond League 200m champion said in an interview.

“My coach has now come to the conclusion that he believes that I should now gain my first gold (at the world championships) before going into the Olympics and trying to double,” Lyles said.

“And I agree with him. If I...
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