Reed Activities

29 Mar 2022

A session with Prince Mumba

Students from Reed were so fortunate to have a google live meet with Prince Mumba, the field athlete on 22nd March 2022 during the morning session with students and teachers.

Who is Prince Mumba?

Prince Moses Mumba is a Zambian former track and field athlete who specialized in the 800 meters. He competed for Zambia at the 2004 and the 2012 Summer Olympics. Mumba participated in three IAAF World Championships in Athletics, in 2005, 2009, and 2011. Additionally, he also represented Zambia in two All Africa Games in 2007 and 2011. He works as track and field coach at the Windward School in Mar Vista, California. Mumba was the flagbearer for Zambia at the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies. He was born in Kitwe, Zambia.

By the age of 18, Mumba had competed in the 2002 Commonwealth Games and in the 2002 World Junior Championships in Athletics. He then was recruited by Oral Roberts University, where he was a track standout. Mumba is a member of the Oral Roberts University Hall of Fame. After college, he took up athletics professionally with Santa Monica Track Club.