Athing Mu is the Olympic champion and World Champion at 800 meters. Who can defeat her over the 800 meters? And that, may not be her very best event! Her coach, Bobby Kersee, believes, that over the next few years, as she builds her strength and endurance, that she will be not only tough over the 800 meters but also the 1,500 meters!
Athing Mu and Ajee Wilson battle it out at 800m, USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at Hayward Field, University of Oregon, June 23-26, 2022, photo by Kevin Morris
On February 11, 2023, Athing Mu will venture over four laps indoors or 800 meters with a strong field. Athing Mu is one of the most talented athletes of her generation. Her leg speed makes her wonderfully tough over the 4×400 meters as well.
What will she do in Budapest in 2023 and Paris in 2024? We will just have to wait and see just how tough Athing can be! Athing has taken on all challengers and finds that extra bit of energy to take the win.
Athing Mu is so early in her career, that while the 800 meters is Athing’s focus, for now, watch her over the 400 meters, and the 1,500 meters in the coming years. This writer believes that her true talent is just beginning to reveal itself.
What will she do indoors this season? Just three more weeks until we see!
The battle over 800m, Athing Mu and Keely Hodgkinson, World Athletics Championships
Eugene, Oregon, USA
July15-26, 2022, by Kevin Morris
Mu at Millrose Games
NEW YORK (USA): Olympic and World 800m champion is another super-star announced by organizers for the 115th Millrose Games, WIT Gold, on February 11. She will run the 600m, a distance where she holds the American and World U20 Indoor best mark of 1:23.57 from her high-school years in 2019, and it is also the second-best mark after 1:23.44 of Russian Olga Kotlyarova . But Mu will be challenged by a strong field of four-time global 800m finalist Natoya Goule of Jamaica, former World 400m hurdles medalist and current 600m world leader Shamier Little and another strong American Olivia Baker.
.@athiiing , the number 2⃣ on the women’s indoor 600m all-time list could make another statement when she returns to the @MillroseGames Games, a #WorldIndoorTour Gold meeting, in New York on 11 February
— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) January 19, 2023