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Lyles vs Coleman, Quinn, Gardiner and De Grasse headliners at USATF Bermuda Grand Prix

Lyles vs Coleman, Quinn, Gardiner and De Grasse headliners at USATF Bermuda Grand Prix

Noah Lyles, Jasmine Camacho Quinn, Steven Gardiner and André De Grasse will headline the USATF Bermuda Grand Prix in Devonshire, the fifth leg of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold.

Men’s 100 metres:

Double 200 metres world champion Noah Lyles drops down in distance to run the 100 metres against former 100 metres world champion Christian Coleman and Olympic 200 metres champion André De Grasse and his younger brother Josephus Lyles.

Lyles won his second consecutive world title in the 200 metres breaking Michael Johnson’s world record with 19.31 in Eugene. The Us sprinter moved to third in the world all-time list behind Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake. Lyles crowned a successful 2022 season with his fourth Diamond League title in Zurich breaking Bolt’s meeting record with 19.52.

Lyles has run 100 metres three times so far this year and dipped under the 10 seconds each time. He clocked a legal 9.95 in the 100m in Gainesville, two wind-assisted times of 9.99 and 9.92 in Clermont and 14.56 in the 150 metres at the Adidas Atlanta City Games.

Coleman won two world titles in Doha 2019 in the 100m with 9.76 and the 4×100 relay with 37.10. He will run his first 100 metres race of the season after winning two 200 metres competitions in Miramar in 20.00 and Waco in 20.11. Last winter he clocked 6.47 in the 60 metres indoors at the Millrose Games in New York.

De Grasse won six Olympic medals and four world medals. The Canadian sprinter triumphed in the 200 metres Olympic final in Tokyo 2021 in a national record of 19.62 and improved his PB to 9.89 to win the Olympic bronze medal in the 100m. The Canadian sprinter has not broken the 10 seconds since September 2021 due to injury problems. He set his seasonal best times clocking 10.21 in the 100m in Gainesville and 20.35 in the 200m at the Diamond League meeting in Doha.

Josephus Lyles finished fifth in the 200m US Championships final in his PB of 19.93.

Men’s 200 metres:

De Grasse will double up in the 200 metres against Terrance Laird and Elijah Morrow. Laird won the 100 metres and in the 4×100 relay and finished second in the 200 metres in 19.94 at the NCAA Championships in 2021. He set a PB of 19.81 in the 200 metres in Austin in 2021.

Morrow improved his PB to 20.15 in the 200 metres in Waco and a wind-assisted 9.97 in the 100m in Houston in 2023.

Women’s 100 metres hurdles:

Olympic 100m hurdles champion Jasmine Camacho Quinn will be seeking her second consecutive win at the Bermuda Grand Prix meeting after…

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