Jamaican runner collapses during 3,000m race in New York

February 11th, 2019

Jamaican distance runner Kemoy Campbell was taken to hospital on sunday after collapsing during the men’s 3,000m at the Millrose Games in New York.

Campbell, 28, was acting as a pace-setter when he collapsed and fell into the infield after the second turn just beyond the 1,000m mark.

He was given medical attention by the side of the track and then carried out of the stadium on a stretcher.

The athlete is in a stable condition in hospital.

Ray Flynn, the athlete’s agent and event organiser, told BBC Sport that Campbell was being treated at New York Presbyterian Columbia Medical Center.

The Jamaica Gleaner, quoting Flynn, said the runner had to be revived by defibrillator before being taken to an intensive care unit.

“We were all shocked to see what happened, but thank God, he is doing better. He has his girlfriend and his brother beside him,” he said.

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