Through our partnership with Altis, Athletigen is supporting five Olympic and Paralympic athletes through their journey to the 2016 Rio Games in Brazil. We are providing personalized sports genetics analysis and training recommendations to optimize their performance and increase their chance of reaching the podium. Our third featured athlete is Olympian Muna Lee.
Muna Lee ran track collegiately at Louisiana State University. During her time at LSU, Muna was a seven-time NCAA champion, 12-time SEC champion and a 20-time All-American.
Lee made her Olympic debut for the United States immediately following her senior season in 2004. In Athens, Greece, Lee qualified for her first career final in international competition as she took seventh place overall in the 200-meter dash. She had an impressive performance at the 2004 Olympic Trials, moving up in the final stretch while running in lane 1 to place second and win a spot on the Olympic Team. She went on to place 7th at the Olympic Games.
“When you look at my size, I’m not that strong. When you look at my data, I’m the strongest. That’s confidence for me,” Muna says of her Athletigen profile.
Lee won a gold medal as part of the women's 4x100m relay team at the 2005 World Championships. Lee went on to place 7th at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 100 metres.
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing she competed at the 100 metres sprint. With 11.06 she placed second behind Shelly-Ann Fraser to qualify for the final, in which she placed in fifth position with a time of 11.07 seconds. She then took second place at the US Championships to qualify for the 2009 World Championships.
Welcome to Team Athletigen, Muna!