World champ Lyles, Britain's Wightman to run at Boston indoor meet

athletics21 November 2023 19:00| Β© AFP
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Reigning world 100- and 200-metre champion Noah Lyles will compete in next year's Boston Indoor Grand Prix meet, organisers announced on Tuesday.

The 4 February event, part of the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold series, also features Britain's Jake Wightman, last year's 1 500m world champion, and local favourite Gabby Thomas, the world 200m runner-up.

Lyles, 26, began his 2023 campaign in Boston with a personal best of 6.51 seconds to win the 60 metres.

He swept the 100-200 sprint double at this year's World Championships in Budapest and helped the US 4x100m relay to victory – his efforts including a personal best of 9.83sec in the 100.

Wightman, 29, missed the 2023 season with a right foot injury and his Boston debut will be his first major competition in almost 13 months.

Thomas, 26, took a 200m bronze medal at the Tokyo olympics before her second-place run in the event this year at Budapest.

She won her second US title in three years at the distance in a personal best of 21.60 seconds, making her the fourth-fastest woman in history.