Kemoy Campbell told he had ‘died’ after collapse in New York

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Jamaican distance runner Kemoy Campbell, who collapsed during the men’s 3,000m at last month’s Millrose Games, said he was told by doctors he had “died” on the track.

Campbell, who collapsed while acting as a pacesetter, was given medical treatment on site and later taken by a stretcher for further treatment. He spent 17 days in a hospital.

Campbell, who underwent surgery to implant an internal defibrillator, told the BBC , that “he has no recollection of it…and that doctors said his heart stopped and he basically died. He was It was a scary moment for him.”

Campbell said that his doctors have not been able to diagnose his condition after weeks of testing but he is determined to return to the track.