Kemoy Campbell collapsed mid-race at the Millrose Games on Saturday in New York City while pacing the 3,000m. The Jamaican-born runner was taken to hospital after he reportedly stopped breathing on lap six of the 15 lap event.
Sunday morning Millrose Games race director Ray Flynn said that, “He [Campbell] was treated trackside by on-site doctors and medical personnel from New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Hospital and NYPD emergency service units, FDNY and EMS. He was then transported to New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, where he remains this morning.”
STATEMENT ON KEMOY CAMPBELL FROM THE ARMORY FOUNDATION AND NYRR MILLROSE GAMES MEET DIRECTOR RAY FLYNN pic.twitter.com/rcgHpNuqKo
— The Armory (@ArmoryNYC) February 10, 2019
Flynn, who is also Campbell’s agent, told the Jamaican Gleaner that, “We were all shocked to see what happened, but thank God, he is doing better. He has his girlfriend and his brother beside him.” Kemoy is a five-time Jamaican national champion who competed for the University of Arkansas and holds multiple Jamaican records on the track. He was also a 2016 Olympian representing Jamaica.
🙏 for Kemoy Campbell pic.twitter.com/mEouTqG630
— FloTrack (@FloTrack) February 9, 2019
As of Tuesday morning, Kemoy is coherent but will remain in hospital. He reportedly has no memory of his fall during the race.
.@KemoyCampbell is now awake and talking, but will remain in the hospital to continue to recover and be treated in the ICU.
There is now a fund you can donate to in order to help offset the mounting costs of medical bills he will have. https://t.co/ciLT20a0wC
— Justin Britton (@Justin_Britton) February 12, 2019