10 February 2019 03:30
Jamaican distance runner Kemoy Campbell was taken to the hospital on Saturday after he collapsed and stopped breathing during the men's 3,000m at the Millrose Games in New York. Campbell, 28, was acting as the pace-setter during the sixth lap when he fell off the banked track into the infield near where the men's shot put competition was under way. Spectators watching from trackside and the balcony in the southwest corner of the Armory screamed in vain for the race to stop while track attendants tried to revive Campbell until the arrival of paramedics, who performed CPR and treated him with an automated external defibrillator as he lay immobile. After the men's 3,000m was completed despite the chaos unfolding by the second turn, the meet was halted for about a half hour as police and EMTs continued to treat Campbell. An eyewitness said the former University of Arkansas star and 2016 Olympian and was breathing and showing a pulse but still unconscious when he was carried out of the arena on a stretcher and transported to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.
A fire department spokesperson did not immediately provide information on his condition, nor did competition organizers. Campbell finished 10th in the 5,000m at the 2017 World Championships in London. 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.
The Twitter account for The Armory, where the games are being held, posted the following statement after Campbell was taken off the track: USA Track & Field tweeted out a statement of support for Campbell. We will update this post with more information as it becomes available. By Lincoln Shyrack - FloTrack Jamaican professional distance runner Kemoy Campbell collapsed while rabbiting the men's 3,000m race on Saturday at the Millrose Games in New York City as the 28-year-old's breathing reportedly stopped. According to NBC, Campbell was treated with an automated external defibrillator (AED), which would indicate that he had suffered cardiac arrest. Campbell fell to the infield shortly after the fifth lap, and he remained down for 15 to 20 minutes as paramedics and event staff attended to him.
We want to hear from you! Send us a message on WhatsApp at 1-876-499-0169, email us at [email protected] or [email protected] Jamaica's leading distance runner Kemoy Campbell was rushed to a hospital after collapsing while competing at the Millrose Games in New York on Saturday. Campbell looked very disoriented while performing his duty as the pacesetter during the men's 3000-metre race. He collapsed near the shot put area and did not immediately respond to contact from nearby personnel. Police and paramedics soon arrived and reportedly had to use a defibrillator on his unconscious body.
The 28-year-old was revived and taken to a nearby hospital, but no official word on his condition has been made.