800 runners Athing Mu and Brandon Miller bring couplegoals to world track championships

EUGENE, Oregon — If ever there were two people who epitomized the term couplegoals

it would be 800 runners and track stars Athing Mu and Brandon Miller.

At least that’s the way it’s seen by Mu, the Olympic gold medalist

who on Thursday advanced to the 800 women’s semifinals of the world track

“Oh my god guys, stop it,” she said, pretending to shy away when asked about her relationship with Miller

an 800 runner she met when both were at Texas A&M

Then she giggled before entertaining numerous questions about him. 

“That’s my short king,” said Mu proudly, who at 5-foot-10 towers over Miller, who checks in at 5-8