A few years ago, Noah Lyles would train after school on the Parker Gray Memorial Field at T.C. Williams High School. When it was too cold, his coach would lay out track in the hallways for him. This week, he became the fourth-fastest man in history over 200 meters.
Lyles, who graduated from T.C. Williams in 2016, cemented himself as the world’s dominant runner over that distance in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Friday with the world’s fastest 200m since Usain Bolt‘s 2012 Olympic title.
His own personal best of 19.50 seconds has only ever been bettered by Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Michael Johnson.
Less than a month after graduating from T.C. Williams, he finished fourth at the 2016 Olympic trials and turned pro.
Lyles is also the joint-second-fastest man in the world this year in the 100m at 9.86 seconds.
A few years ago he would get down to James Brown’s I Feel Good as he warmed up on the track at T.C. Williams. We bet you feel good now Noah!