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sports news American sprinter Noah Lyles will NOT race the 4x400m at World Relays, as he claims… trends now

Noah Lyles will not compete in the 4x400m event at the World Relays this weekend after revealing people were ‘threatened with fire’ when he raced it at the World Indoors.

The American sprinter has set his sights on winning four gold medals at the Paris Olympics by adding the 4x400m relay to his schedule, in addition to the three events he won at last year’s World Championships: the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4×100 meters.

Lyles got his first chance at the 4x400m at the World Indoors in Glasgow in March, when he ran the third stage as the US claimed silver behind Belgium.

But the 26-year-old’s selection has been widely criticized, with his own teammate Fred Kerley, the 2022 world 100m champion, accusing the US track and field of favoritism and behaving like ‘puppets’.

Despite so much turmoil, Lyles insists he will still be eligible for selection in the 4x400m in Paris.

Noah Lyles will not compete in the 4x400 meter event at this weekend's World Relays

Noah Lyles will not compete in the 4×400 meter event at this weekend’s World Relays

Teammate Fred Kerley, the 2022 world 100-meter champion, criticized Lyles' selection in March

Teammate Fred Kerley, the 2022 world 100-meter champion, criticized Lyles’ selection in March

However, he has opted out of the World Relays here in Nassau, where teams compete to qualify their spot in the Olympics.

“Unfortunately, no, I’m not going to be in charge of it,” Lyles said. ‘It has made a big difference

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