Jamaican distance runner Kemoy Campbell collapses at Millrose Games

By February 09, 2019
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Jamaican distance runner, Kemoy Campbell, had to be taken to hospital after the athlete collapsed at the Millrose games in New York on Saturday. 

Running in the Dr Sander Men’s 3000 metres, Campbell had gone out hard and was in second place when he began the sixth lap, but collapsed, with reports coming in that he suffered respiratory problems during the race.

Campbell was treated by medical personnel at trackside before being taken to hospital where his condition is unknown.

The race was eventually won by the United States and Standford University’s Grant Fisher in 7:42.62 seconds.

Australia’s Morgan McDonald was second in 7:42.76 while Kenya’s Amon Kemboi was third in 7:44.77 seconds.

Campbell’s personal best indoors would have given him a fairly comfortable victory, the athlete having run 7:40.79 in New York in 2016, and having been gradually improving over the last two years.

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