Noah Lyles, Christian Coleman meet at USATF Bermuda Grand Prix, live on NBC, Peacock
A Noah Lyles-Christian Coleman meeting in the 100m is one of the main events at the USA Track and Field Bermuda Grand Prix, live on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. ET on NBC, NBCSports.com/live, the NBC Sports app and Peacock.
Lyles, the 2022 World 200m champion in American record time, bids to double in the 100m and the 200m at August’s world championships.
He has a bye into worlds in Budapest in the 200m as defending champion, but must qualify for one of three open spots on the 100m team at July’s USATF Outdoor Championships.
Coleman, the 2019 World 100m champion, placed sixth in his title defense at last July’s worlds, where the rest of the American team swept the medals (Fred Kerley, Marvin Bracy-Williams, Trayvon Bromell).
Kerley has a bye into the 100m at worlds as defending champion. Lyles and Coleman will be competing against Bracy-Williams, Bromell and others for the three open spots at nationals. So the better man this Sunday likely cements himself as an early favorite for the U.S. podium.
Lyles is the fastest American so far this year with a 9.95-second clocking, but Kerley, Bromell and Coleman have yet to contest a 100m in 2023. It took sub-9.90 to make the 100m team at last year’s nationals.
Other Bermuda sprint headliners include U.S. champion Abby Steiner in the women’s 200m, Olympians English Gardner and Javianne Oliver and rising 20-year-old Tamari Davis in the women’s 100m and Olympic champions Andre De Grasse of Canada (men’s 200m), Steven Gardiner of the Bahamas (men’s 400m) and Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico (100m hurdles).
The meet ends with men’s and women’s 4x100m relays pitting the U.S. against Jamaica.
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