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When 18.91 -- quickly rounded down to 18.90 -- popped up on your screen after Noah Lyles crossed the finish line in the 200m in yesterday's Weltklasse Zürich Inspiration Games, you thought it just might be possible.

The instinct was to dismiss it immediately. 18.90 is a made-up time. To run it would require smashing a Usain Bolt world record by margins even Bolt in his prime couldn't manage. But Lyles is so good, and we don't know everything he's been up to during lockdown...perhaps this was the perfect storm of gale-force wind and supreme talent? The longer 18.90 stayed on the screen, wasn't there a small part of you that wondered, just maybe, whether we'd just witnessed something utterly impossible?

Well maybe you didn't, but here at LetsRun HQ, at least one of us did. And the fact we were even pondering the possibility is a testament to Lyles' greatness -- and to how desperate we are for any sort of track-related excitement this summer.

We may not have to wait long to see an actual record, however. Tonight, several Bowerman Track Club stars will be racing over 5,000 meters, and times are expected to be fast. Like, American record fast -- which is what happens when you line up Shelby Houlihan and Karissa Schweizer and an army of Bowerman Babes to pace them (the men's race, featuring Moh Ahmed and Lopez Lomong, could see records tumble as well).

And yes, we did say see a record -- Colleen Quigley has said the races will be streamed live. Details to come on that, but stay tuned. We know we will be.

Image © Ka Deem Wynn/Weltklasse Zurich
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Image © Kirby Lee/Weltklasse Zurich
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