August 10, 1981 |
|Sport||Track, Long-distance running|
|Event(s)||5000 meters, 10,000 meters|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||1500 meters: 3:44.45
5000 meters: 13:25.25
10,000 meters: 29:04.42
Half Marathon: 1:04:26
Obed Mutanya (born 10 August 1981 in Chingola) is a Zambian long-distance and cross country runner. He was a two-time All-American in outdoor track for the University of Arizona and competed in cross-country and indoor track for the Wildcats as well. He placed in the 5000 meters finals at two consecutive NCAA DI Outdoor T&F Championships in 2006 and 2007.
As a junior, he competed internationally in the 5000 metres, finishing thirteenth at the 1998 World Junior Championships and fourth at the 2000 World Junior Championships. He competed in the long race at the World Cross Country Championships in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004. His best place was 23rd in 2001.