Athing Mu – Meet Your NJ Olympians

by Alice Magdziak • July 29, 2021 • Sports & LeisureComments (0)356

Athing Mu competes in the 800 meter race which is scheduled to begin with Round 1 races on Friday July 30th. The finals will be held on Tuesday August 3rd.

Athing was born and grew up in Trenton,. She graduated from Trenton Central High School last year.

Her Team USA bio tells us that her parents emigrated from Sudan around 2000, before she was born. Athing’s older brother Malual runs track and field at Penn State. She chose not to compete for her high school but instead runs for the Trenton Track Club, where she met her current coach Al Jennings when she was 5, and started running track around age 6.

She is a fan of the TV show Grey’s Anatomy, plays the tenor saxophone, and is an honors student and participates on student council. She also enjoys DIY projects like room décor and enjoys photography.

Follow Athing on Instagram.



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