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Leading US magazines criticized for misleading information about Noah Lyles and Sha’Carri Richardson

Leading US magazines criticized for misleading information about Noah Lyles and Sha’Carri Richardson

The two leading US magazines have come under criticism for their portrayal of American athletics stars Noah Lyles and Sha’Carri Richardson in the run-up to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

The American magazines “Time” and “Vogue” have come under criticism for naming Noah Lyles the fastest man in the world and Sha’Carri Richardson the world record holder respectively.

In their latest issue, the two renowned magazines feature the superstars of athletics on their covers and try to capitalize on their popularity in the run-up to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

However, her description of the track and field stars has drawn the ire of track and field fans who believe the information is misleading.

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“The fastest man in the world, Noah Lyles, brings his speed to the Games,” “is on the cover of Time magazine with a photo of Lyles looking ready to take off.”

Fans have taken exception to the description of Lyles as the “fastest man in the world,” as that title belongs to Jamaican great Usain Bolt, whose world record of 9.58 seconds has stood unbroken since 2009.

Although Lyles is world champion, he is still a long way from breaking the 15-year-old world record; his personal best over this distance is 9.80 seconds.

However, he has a chance to beat the world record at the Olympic Games in Paris, where he is considered the favorite for gold.

Meanwhile, Vogue has published a photo of Richardson in a similar pose, with the following caption on the cover: “I’m back, I’m feeling better,” the typical saying of the 100-meter world champion.

However, it is the description of her online problem that leaves athletics fans unimpressed.

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“For athletics fans, the 100-meter sprint flew by, just seconds and it was over. But for Olympic star and world record holder Sha’Carri Richardson, the road to the starting blocks is long,” is the description.

Richards holds the collegiate record of 10.75 seconds, but the world record of 10.49 seconds, set in July 1988 by the late American Florence Griffith-Joyner (Flo-Jo), has yet to be broken.

Like Lyles, Richardson, whose personal best is 10.57, has a chance to make history at the Paris Games, where she is the leading contender for the gold medal in the 100-meter dash.