Athing Mu is among the top young U.S. stars in track and field. Learn all about her upbringing and how she got her start in the sport.

How tall is Athing Mu?

Athing Mu is 5-foot-10.

How old is Athing Mu?

Athing Mu is 22 years old and was born on June 8, 2002.

Where is Athing Mu from?

Athing Mu was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey.

What high school did Athing Mu go to?

Athing Mu attended Trenton Central High School. She did not compete for Central’s track and field team, instead opting to join the Trenton Track Club.

Who are Athing Mu’s parents?

Athing Mu is the daughter of Deng Mu and Aluel Lual. Mu and Lula are Sudanese immigrants who immigrated to the U.S. in 2000.

Where did Athing Mu go to college?

Athing Mu attended Texas A&M University for one year and competed with the Aggies before forgoing her remaining eligibility to turn professional. At Texas A&M, she set six all-time collegiate records and eight Texas A&M records. Mu also earned four NCAA First Team All-American honors and three NCAA titles.

What are some fun facts about Athing Mu?

  1. Athing Mu began running track at age 6
  2. Athing Mu has also worked as a model, even walking the runway during New York Fashion Week
  3. Athing Mu has a pug named Bentley, who joined her in Aug. 2021