Noah Lyles made a confession on the best thing he loves about track and field.
"One day they will realize that most of my big plans have nothing to do with running but with the business of the sport," he tweeted.
This is a shocking confession as the American speedster has been a standout sprinter right from his junior level to date.
At the 2023 World Championships in Budapest, Lyles did a rare three-peat of gold medals by winning the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m, thus becoming the fastest man in the world this year.
He is unbeaten in the 200m event since 2021 and he is the American Record holder in the event at 19.31s (also the third-fastest time in history).
Lyles has excelled both on and off-track this season, signing ambassadorial deals with big brands, and appearing at several fashion shows, movie premieres, and other sporting events, thus making him the current face of track and field in the men's event and one of the most influential athletes this year.
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With this new disclosure, it is evident that Lyles's mission of transcending the sport, which already started this year, will become more prominent in the coming years.