UPDATES: Kemoy Campbell Collapses At Millrose Games, Taken To Hospital

UPDATES:

(Feb. 10, 11:07 am CT): Campbell's agent, Ray Flynn, released a statement on Sunday morning:

STATEMENT ON KEMOY CAMPBELL FROM THE ARMORY FOUNDATION AND NYRR MILLROSE GAMES MEET DIRECTOR RAY FLYNN‘

Yesterday at the NYRR Millrose Games, Kemoy Campbell collapsed during the men’s 3000 meter race.  He was treated trackside by on-site doctors and medical personnel from New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Hospital and NYPD emergency services units, FDNY and EMS. He was then transported to New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, where he remains this morning.  We are thankful for the team of doctors and first responders who assisted Kemoy and for the outpouring of support from the track and field community.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Kemoy and his family. 

Further updates on Kemoy’s condition will be provided by his family at the appropriate time.


(9:50 pm CT): Aisha Praught-Leer, a professional distance runner who represents Jamaica, tweeted that Ray Flynn told her that Campbell's CT scan and echocardiogram came back with promising news:

(7:21 pm CT): Andre Lowe of Jamaica Gleaner reports that Campbell is in stable condition:

(6:24 pm CT): According to an email from Ray Flynn, Kemoy Campbell's agent and Millrose Games meet director, Campbell is being treated at New York Presbyterian Columbia Medical Center.

(6:13 pm CT) Sports Illustrated's Chris Chavez reports that Campbell has a pulse, and is breathing with assistance. According to Chavez, Campbell will stay overnight at the hospital in the intensive care unit (ICU).

The original story appears below:

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. According to NBC's Lewis Johnson, who was there on the scene, EMTs "shocked" the unconscious athlete to help revitalize him.

Campbell fell to the infield shortly after completing the fifth lap, and he remained down for 15 to 20 minutes as paramedics and event staff attended to him. The men’s 3,000m was completed while Campbell was down on the ground.

The Olympian was eventually carried away in a stretcher to a nearby hospital. We'll update this story as we learn more.

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