Noah Lyles and Steven Gardiner broke 20 seconds at Saturday’s (25 July) USATF’s Back to the Track Series Meeting in Clermont, Florida.
USA’s Lyles, who is the Doha 2019 World 200m champion, won heat one in 19.94 (0.8m/s wind).
Lyles’ time beat the previous world best of 20.06 set by Kenneth Bednarek, set earlier this month.
Bahamian World 400m champion Gardiner, later in heat 2, dropped 19.96 (1.0m/second-fastest time of the year, to finish second overall.
Gardiner, after the run, said, “Great Day And Season Opener In The 200M 19.96.”
Source: Anthony Foster – Track Alerts