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Noah Lyles of Alexandria Headed To Tokyo Olympics

Only a few short years ago, Noah Lyles could be seen warming up to the strains of James Brown’s “I Feel Good” as he trained on the track of Parker-Gray Memorial Field at what was then T.C. Williams High School. Next month, the world becomes his stage as Lyles heads to Tokyo as part of the U.S. Olympic Track & Field team.
U.S. Olympian and 2016 T.C. Williams graduate Noah Lyles holds up his graduation cap during an address to the T.C. Williams Class of 2020 during last year’s virtual graduation ceremony.
According to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, "Lyles, the reigning world champion, ran the 200 meters in 19.74 seconds – the fastest in the world this year – making him the gold medal favorite as he heads to Tokyo. He had a disappointing seventh-place finish in the 100-meter race. The son of Keisha Caine Bishop and Kevin Lyles, both Track and Field athletes at Seton Hall University, Lyles, 23, was joined at the trials by his younger brother Josephus Lyles, who fell short of making the Olympic team." As per Alexandria Gazette Packet, "With his victory and the expectation that he will run on the U.S. 4x100 relay team, two gold medals are within the grasp of the 2016 T.C. Williams graduate. Lyles joins boxer Troy Isley as the second Alexandrian headed to Tokyo. Lyles, who now calls Florida home, set his sights on the Olympics when he was in the eighth grade. He fell one place short in his bid to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as a high school senior."

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