Hanging on: US sets past aside, wins men’s 4x100 gold medal | Inquirer Sports

Hanging on: US sets past aside, wins men’s 4×100 gold medal

/ 05:28 PM October 06, 2019
Noah Lyles

Noah Lyles of the United States crosses the finish line to win the men’s 4×100 meter relay final ahead of silver medalist Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake of Great Britain & NI during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

DOHA, Qatar — Noah Lyles let out a huge scream and kept right on running — through the finish line and straight toward his teammate, Christian Coleman. After a quick hug, Lyles stuck the baton out and Coleman grabbed hold, too.

Nobody was letting it go.


Motivated by a team meeting in the morning, then propelled by sticky-fingered flawlessness at night, the American men overcame the country’s longest and most-notorious track jinx to win gold at the world championships Saturday in the 4×100 relay that has bedeviled this team for decades.

“We broke the curse. We broke the curse,” Lyles yelled into the microphone during his on-track interview. “U-S-A. We’re taking all the golds! All of them.”


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