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Athing Mu to make season debut at USATF NYC Grand Prix

Athing Mu in the women's 800m at the World Athletics Championships 800 results

NEW YORK (June) — Athing Mu, the reigning Olympic and world champion in the 800m, is gearing up for her highly anticipated 2023 season debut at the USATF NYC Grand Prix. Organizers of the event made the exciting announcement today (210, revealing that the prestigious competition will be held at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island in New York City on Saturday, June 24.

Tickets for this thrilling event are now available for purchase on the official website, http://nygp.globalathletics.com/.

Hailing from Trenton, New Jersey, Mu’s remarkable talents propelled her to the forefront of the international track and field scene in 2021. She secured the NCAA title in the 400m and went on to claim gold medals in both the 800m and 4x400m relay at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Mu’s winning streak continued as she triumphed in the 800m at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Now, in New York, Mu is poised to make her highly anticipated debut in the 800m for the 2023 season.

However, the road to victory won’t be easy, as Mu will face formidable competition from fellow New Jersey native Ajee’ Wilson, the 2022 world indoor 800m champion, and Heather Maclean, the 2022 USA indoor 1500m champion, both of whom are set to challenge her in the 800m event.

For those eager to stay up-to-date with the elite events, entries for all competitions are now available for viewing on the official event website at https://nygp.globalathletics.com/events/.

Schedule Change Reminder

Please be aware that the broadcast timeslot for the 2023 USATF NYC Grand Prix has been modified from its original announcement. The event will now be televised live on NBC from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 24. For a comprehensive schedule of the events, please visit https://nygp.globalathletics.com/events

Women’s 800m USATF NYC Grand Prix Start List

Last NameFirst NameNationality
BakerOliviaUnited States
Hurta-KleckerSageUnited States
LipseyCharleneUnited States
MacLeanHeatherUnited States
MuAthingUnited States
SchoffieldKristieUnited States
SeelandEstherUnited States
WatsonSammyUnited States
WilsonAllieUnited States
WilsonAjee’United States

Athing Mu of Team United States competes in the Women’s 800m Semi-Final on day eight of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field on July 22, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images for World Athletics)

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