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.


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.