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Athing Mu (born 8 June 2002) is an American sprinter whose family is of Sudanese origin .[1]


On 24 February 2019, Mu broke the American women's record at the 600 meter event at the 2019 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships with a time of 1:23.57. She bested the previous American women's record of 1:23.59 held by Alysia Montaño, and nearly broke the women's world record of 1:23.44, held by Olga Kotlyarova.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Mu was born in Trenton, NJ as the second youngest of seven siblings.[3]


  1. ^ "Athing Mu". Retrieved 2019-03-02.
  2. ^ Gault, Jonathan (24 February 2019). "A Star Is Born: 16-Year-Old Athing Mu Breaks American Record, Just Misses WR to Win 600 at 2019 USA Indoors in 1:23.57". Let's Run. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Athing Mu". Retrieved 2019-03-02.