Athing Mu is a middle-distance runner from America who broke several records in Olympic Trials. Athing is currently competing as a middle-distance runner who broke numerous records in her collegiate career and became the fastest runner of this year in 400 m.
Moreover, she also holds the record of the world under 20-best in the indoor 600 meters which she created in 2019. She accomplished this achievement when she was mere 16 years of age. Apart from this, she also signed a deal with Nike and currently reached the semifinal in ongoing Olympic trials.
She comes from a big family as she is the second youngest of seven siblings in the family. She was born on 8th June 2002 in Trenton, New Jersey which makes her 19 years old. Her family was living in Sudan but migrated just before a year when she was born.
As of now, no names of her parents or any siblings are disclosed in the mainstream media. She went to Central High School to gain basic education where she was interested in everything that related to sports. However, she didn’t participate in school competitions because she was destined to be a national-level athlete.
Her coach Al Jennings advised her to go for big-level contests instead of the school team. Also, her older brothers and sisters are into track and field at the local track club so she got her start by taking inspiration from them. She is currently enrolled at Texas A&M University and studying in her freshman year.
Athing Mu Career
In 2019 at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championship, she announced her grand entrance into a professional competitive career. She broke the record created of 1:23:59 by Alysia Montano with 1:23:57.
On top of that, she almost broke the women’s world record of 1:23:44 created by Olga Kotlyarova and this feat gave her country-wide fame. She announced that she would be competing at US Olympic Trials during her only collegiate season.
Athing broke several records such as the world junior record in the women’s indoor 800m and collegiate records in 400m as well 800m. In February 2021, she achieved yet another milestone by creating 0.3 seconds with the 50.52 time at indoor which made her 3.0 seconds faster than Sanya Richards of the world record at World Athletics.
She almost reached to beat the world record of 50.36 by Sydney McLaughlin and fell short of meeting the standards for world record rectification. At the Olympic trials, she achieved the title of the fastest American Woman of the Year in 400m. She won the first round just a while ago and reached the semifinal of 800m and will try to make an entry in the finals on Sunday.
Athing Mu Biography
|8 June 2002
|Age (as of 2021)
|Trenton, New Jersey, United States
|in feet inches – 5’ 10” – in Centimeters – 178 cm
|in Kilograms – 56 kg – in Pounds – 123 lbs
|Local High School
|Texas A&M University
Being an athlete, it is quite difficult to give priority to other matters rather than focusing on a career. Thus, Mu is single now and only concentrating on breaking records than committing to a relationship. Although, we don’t know for sure whether she was in a relationship in the past or not.
Athing Mu Net Worth
Mu is surely breaking records and making a huge fortune as well. Just recently she signed a deal with one of the best sports brands in the world Nike. As per the estimation done by an agent, she would be racking around $500K to $750K per year from this deal. Apart from this, she would make extra from bonuses, medals, and records.
- Despite being born in America, she belongs to Sudanese descent.
- During her high school days, she remained an elite runner.
- Her record of 400m is the fastest by an American in 2021 and it is also the fourth fastest in the world.
- If she could make it to the Olympics then she would be competing for the US team in the 4x400m relays as well in the 800m.