Jamaican athlete hospitalised after collapsing in 3,000m race

(BBC – SNO ) — Jamaican distance runner Kemoy Campbell has been taken to hospital 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.

Organisers did not immediately provide information on his condition. According to reports, CPR was performed on Campbell and a defibrillator was used.

(JAMAICA GLEANER) — Ray Flynn, the agent of National record holder in the men’s 5000 metres, Kemoy Campbell, told The Sunday Gleaner last night that the runner was in stable condition after he collapsed at the Millrose Games in New York.

Campbell was competing in the 3000m at the annual event at The Armory in New York. The Jamaican collapsed during the race close to the finish line and was attended to on the infield by medical professionals.