When Kyree King crossed fourth in the men’s 200m at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, he thought his shot at a trip to London for the IAAF World Championships was gone, but he earned a second chance.
The Oregon Duck was chosen to replace Christian Coleman in the 200m at Worlds next month.
Be patient and trust in Him 🙏🏽 https://t.co/VX7ev54sYI
— Kyree King 🐶 (@kyree_king) July 7, 2017
Kyree wrapped up his collegiate career in June and went right into the action at Nationals, placing fourth among a stacked field at 20.40 seconds.
Coleman, who qualified for Worlds in both the 100 and the 200, elected to forgo the double and just focus on the 100m, opening a spot for the fourth-place finisher, Kyree.