Athing Mu

Athing Mu

September 17, 2023

World Records, American Records, & More: 8 Thoughts on a Wild Day 2 of the 2023 Prefontaine Classic

Gudaf Tsegay surprised with a 5000 WR as Athing Mu surprised with an American record and win. Grant Fisher got an AR but was beat while Mondo was Mondo and a whole lot more.
September 14, 2023

7 Reasons to Get Excited for the 2023 Prefontaine Classic Diamond League Final

From Jakob Ingebrigtsen's mile/3k double, a potential mile AR from Yared Nuguse, a potential WR from Shericka Jackson, & more, 2023 Pre has it all including Noah Lyles and Sha'Carri Richardson in the 100s.
September 12, 2023

Athing Mu A Surprise Entrant for Pre Classic Diamond League Final

We thought Mu's 2023 season was over but she is entered at Pre, which would be her first Diamond League since June 2022.
August 27, 2023

Mary Moraa Wins Clash of the Titans in 800 Meters at 2023 World Championships over Athing Mu and Keely Hodgkinson

After Mu took the race out in 56.01, Moraa hung onto her most of the way until pulling away midway down the home straight to win in 1:56.03.
August 25, 2023

Athing Mu Survives Scare and Qualifies For 2023 World Championship Final

For the first time as a pro, Athing Mu didn't cross the finish line first in an 800 tonight but she still impressed us greatly. All 3 Americans will be in the final as well Moraa, Hodgkinson and Reekie.
August 23, 2023

Worlds Day 5 AM Recap: Athing Mu Runs & Wins Prelim; Richardson & Lyles Breeze in 200 Prelims

Mu won her 800 heat in 1:59.59 while Sha'Carri Richardson led all 200m qualifiers in 22.16.
August 18, 2023

Friday at Worlds: Athing Mu Is Here, American 100m Stars Not Worried About Marcell Jacobs, & More

Mu is in Budapest and it looks like she will run Worlds, while Fred Kerley and Noah Lyles are feeling confident ahead of the 100 meters.
August 18, 2023

Athing Mu is at Worlds

Earlier this month, Coach Bobby Kersee said the next time Athing Mu got on a plane she'd either be going on vacation or going to Budapest. Well we've got good news. She's in Budapest. *MB: Breaking: Athing Mu is in Budapest
August 07, 2023

WTW: Will Athing Mu Really Just Walk Away, Addy Wiley Rocks It Again & Conner Mantz Gets Shoved

In his weekly recap, Rojo points out that lots of GREATS - Michael Jordan, Bjorn Borg, Simon Biles - have taken a break in their prime, but the good news is most of them come back. Will Athing Mu be the latest?
July 18, 2023

WTW: Redemption For the Irish Huskies, Keely PRs But Should We Hand the Gold To Athing Mu? & Jakob Ingebrigtsen's Logic Problem

How did two UW Huskies get over a disastrous performance at NCAAs? Hop on a plane and rock it in Europe. Speaking of Europe, Keely Hodginson ran a PB last week but is it good news for Athing Mu? Plus despite his PB, should Jakob still be nervous about Worlds?
July 12, 2023

Athing Mu Proves Doubters Wrong, How Was the Crowd in Eugene, & 6 More Thoughts on 2023 USAs

Plus which distance group is the best in the US and thoughts on Sha'Carri Richardson's no-show in the mixed zone.
July 10, 2023

Athing Mu scratches from 1500, will focus soley on 800 at 2023 World Championships

Sinclaire Johnson, the top US finisher in the 1500 at Worlds in 2022, will take her spot.
July 09, 2023

Nikki Hiltz Wins US 1500 Title As Athing Mu Runs 7-Second PB for 2nd

Cory McGee was 3rd, edging Sinclaire Johnson by .01, but Johnson could go to Worlds if Mu focuses on the 800 only.
June 30, 2023

2023 USAs W800/1500 Preview: Will Sinclaire Johnson Repeat & How Does Athing Mu Do in the 1500?

The women's 800 is once again incredibly deep while the women's 1500 features a number of women in the midst of career years.
June 21, 2023

Athing Mu to Race 800m at Saturday's NYC Grand Prix -- Her First Race in 11 Months

This is Mu's first -- and perhaps only -- race before USAs July 6-9. Plus we tell you how she can run the 1500 at USAs without a qualifying mark.
March 28, 2023

Athing Mu Talks World Record, Modeling, Possible Early Retirement and Reveals She Was Hurt at 2022 Worlds

Mu said that modeling has excited her since she was young: "I make jokes all the time about me retiring within the next two years and just going to walk the runway."
January 31, 2023

WTW: Keely Hodgkinson sends a warning shot to Athing Mu, Katelyn Tuohy gets her first CR as the collegians run fast

Move over Woody and Yared, it is time to break down some of the other amazing action from this weekend including a great run by Keely Hodgkinson and some amazing runs from collegians including Katelyn Tuohy.

January 23, 2023

2022 LRC Women’s World & American Rankings: Who’s #1?

Some choices for World #1 were easy (Athing Mu in the 800, Faith Kipyegon in the 1500), others much tougher. Find out where we ranked all your favorites in 2022.
July 25, 2022

Athing Mu Becomes American Legend By Winning 2022 World 800m Title

Mu is the first American mid-d/distance runner to win world + Olympic titles. And she's still only 20.