The world's fastest man Noah Lyles was announced as the Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year at the 2023 USATF Awards.
Lyles won based on his impeccable performances this year, in which he became the world's fastest man after winning the 100m world title at the World Championships in Budapest.
Also, for the second consecutive season, he went undefeated in the 200m, tallying six sub-20 clockings throughout the year, including a world-leading 19.47s at the London Diamond League.
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His ability to excel from the 60m to the 200m, proved to many that Lyles is not solely a 200m specialist. In six days in Budapest, he added three world titles to his already impressive resume to become a six-time world champion at the age of 26.
Lyles became the third American man in history to complete a sprint triple and join the ranks of Tyson Gay and Maurice Greene. He clocked a 9.83s to win the 100m, followed by a 19.52s for gold in the 200m - his third straight in the event, and anchored the US 4x100m team to gold in a world-leading 37.38s for triple the glory.