World champion Lyles set for Racers GP
American 200m World Champion Noah Lyles is one of the high-profile names confirmed for the Racers Grand Prix.(Photo: AP)

AMERICAN World Athletics Championships gold medallist Noah Lyles is expected to be one of the main draws at the June 3 staging of the Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium.

The flamboyant sprinter is set to line up in the men's 200m.

Lyles, who is being touted in some quarters as the man most likely to break Usain Bolt's world record 19.19 seconds which was set at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Germany, will be returning to the Racers Grand Prix for the first time since 2018 when he was second in the 100m.

The American will be going after a third-straight World Championships 200m title in Budapest, Hungary in August, after winning in Doha, Qatar, in 2019 and Eugene, United States, in 2022. He has been in fine form this season.

Lyles was beaten over the 100m in Bermuda on Sunday by compatriot Christian Coleman. On June 3 he is expected to be tested by European Championships 200m champion Zharnel Hughes, Canadian World Championships relay gold medallist Brendon Rodney, and Jamaica's Rasheed Dwyer.

Panama's Alandon Edwards, Jamaica's Nigel Ellis and Lyles' brother Josephus are also down to contest the event.

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Paul A Reid

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