Noah Lyles may only be 22 years old, but his name is fast becoming one of the biggest in the world of track and field.
Born to a mother and father who both ran track in their days at Seton Hall University, it is perhaps no surprise that both Noah and his brother Josephus have pursued the same course. In 2014, at the Youth Olympic Games, Noah won gold in the 200m. While he was unlucky not to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games two years later, he would go on to become a double gold medalist at the World U20 Championships in the 100m and 4x100m relay that same summer, which ended in him signing as an adidas athlete. Soon after he would set the world indoor 300m best with a time of 31.87 seconds during the 2017 US Indoor Championships.
In 2019, Lyles cemented his status as one of the world's best sprinters, as he was crowned 200m World Champion in taking gold at the World Athletics Championships in Doha. He was also part of the USA team that won gold in the 4x100m at the competition, with Lyles running the all-important fourth and final leg. Lyles' impact at the Championships however wasn't simply limited to his performance. He also attracted headlines for his electric grey hair, styled after Goku from Dragon Ball Z, and attention-grabbing socks.
Describing himself as 'creative', Noah is equally active off the track as he is on it - whether it's writing and producing music, sketching or pursuing his interest in fashion.