November 21, (THEWILL) – Sprint sensation Noah Lyles is billed to light up the Boston Indoor Grand Prix in 2024, meet organisers have revealed. The American champion cruised to 100m and 200m gold at the 2023 World Athletics Championships and will be looking to kick off his 2024 campaign in style when he takes to the track in Boston on February 4.
The 26-year-old smashed his 60m personal best with a lightning run of 6.51 seconds on his last appearance in Beantown. After sweeping the sprint doubles and aiding the USA’s 4x100m relay triumph in Budapest, the world’s fastest man seems poised to set TD Garden alight.
Gabby Thomas and Jake Wightman are also due to feature at the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold Series meet. Thomas, 26, claimed 200m bronze in Tokyo before an agonising second-place finish behind Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at the 2023 Worlds. After setting a personal best of 21.60 seconds to go fourth on the all-time list, the home favourite will relish performing in front of a partisan crowd.
Meanwhile, Britain’s Wightman will make his return from a year-long injury absence in his Boston debut. The 29-year-old 1,500m king missed the entire 2023 season with a nagging foot complaint but will be raring to defend his global title next summer.
With the Paris Olympics fast approaching, the Indoor Grand Prix represents the perfect stage for the world’s top stars to lay down a championship marker. And with Lyles at the peak of his powers, Beantown is braced for fireworks when the gun goes on February 4.