2016 Olympic Trials Results
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Noah Lyles Adidas
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” So I believe this picture was taken at the Olympic trials, and I want to say it was right after the first round where of the 200 first round of the 200. And a lot of people don’t actually know that I kind of hurt myself in that first round. I actually remember my hamstring swelled up like crazy right after that race. And I had this really bad headache and they had to, like, rush me back to our hotel and luckily I have my chiropractor and massage therapist there.
And they, like, worked on me for – It had to be at least four hours, four to five hours. Just have you me the table just trying to get the swelling to go down.
I took a ice bath that night, which people might know that I extremely hate ice baths. Yeah, I did it because I wanted to basically be great and I wanted to make the team. So I was willing to do anything at that point.
And as the season, it actually turned out pretty good. I missed the team by one spot, but I was able to finalize my Adidas contract that year. A few days later, I had broken the high school national record, which was all my to do list, just barely missing my overall goal of running 19 seconds as a senior.
But I later did it the next year. So it was all good.
And looking back at that time, I just wasn’t strong enough to be able to run 19. You know, there was a lot of things I would have done a lot more weight room if I wanted to run 19, but I definitely thought it could’ve been possible. So I don’t know, maybe I had a son. And I could train him perfectly. I’d be able to make him run 19. But it’s a moment that’s gone and passed.
Other than that, that was a pretty good year.
That was also the year, my senior year. So I graduated and I won world juniors in the 100 that year. So overall, that was a pretty good moment.
A lot of ups and downs in the family, though.
It was going to hard because we had a lot of deaths in my mom’s side of the family. A few weeks. So we were actually going through this huge. Basically, what you’d call a storm and getting to the Olympic trials is kind of like the big climatic battle.
And it was emotionally and physically very draining, but it did a lot of good for my family and it changed changed a lot of stuff for us as a whole.”