Championships final, he turned to stare at his only true opponent: time. However, the on-field clock stubbornly displayed Lyles'
Unofficial time as 19.32. In 1996, Michael Johnson also set that time in the 200 meters at
On his hips, staring. As he talked to the clock at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., he walked over to it.
He crouched toward it, wondering if his efforts would pay off. After winning
A disappointing bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Lyles set his sights on the record.