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Noah Lyles Denied World Record

The reigning World 200m Champion was denied world record by inadvertently starting on the wrong lane.

American Lyles briefly appeared to have set an astonishing new 200m world record of 18.90 seconds at the Inspiration Games, before it was revealed he ran only 185m.

Lyles’ time would have obliterated the 19.19-second mark set by Jamaican great Usain Bolt back in 2009.

Given Lyles’ personal best is 19.50 the time came under immediate suspicion.

“That cannot be right!” said former world champion and BBC commentator Steve Cram as Lyles crossed the line.

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