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Noah Lyles wonders how US can end Jamaica’s 12-year world record in 4×100 meter relay

Lyles has revealed how Team USA will break the Jamaican record in the 4x100m relay after achieving Olympic qualification.

Noah Lyles has assessed Team US’s chances of setting a new world record in the 4 by 100 meter relay at the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris, France in August.

The US casually qualified for the Olympics after winning their opening heat at the Bahamas World Athletics relay with a time of 37.49.

Known for his breathtaking performances, Lyles powered the U.S. men’s 4x100m relay to victory in their heat, setting the stage for a thrilling final on Sunday that will decide the draw for the Paris Olympics.

The current world record stands at 36.84 seconds and was set by a strong Jamaican team including legend Usain Bolt at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.

Recently, American icon Justin Gatlin described running an under-37 men’s relay as a “tall assignment”, but Lyles believes the US can do it, outlining the specific conditions they need to meet to meet those standards.

“I’ve always believed that it’s not so much about the speed (but about) the transfer. The chemistry we produced over the last three weeks was magical.” Lyles told the media on Saturday.

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“I have never done handoffs so well. You’ll see the times replicate every time. Today was a perfect example of what that is. It’s about getting faster.”

Lyles ideally wants to work with the team that raced in the Bahamas given the chemistry the four teammates have already developed together, including Courtney Lindsey and Kenny Bednarek, the two American athletes who stormed to victory in the 100 and 200 meters of the final Kip Keino classic at Nyayo National Stadium.

“I wish we could be in a situation where they would just take us, because we already have that chemistry, we live 15 minutes away from each other, so if anything we know we can have a good relay, no matter what, even if there isn’t one. from us the team gets.”

With a rich history of relay excellence, the U.S. team looks to continue their legacy at the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris, with final selection of the relay pool dependent on individual performance at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, June 21-30.

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