Olympic middle-distance athlete Kemoy Campbell says doctors at the New
York-Presbyterian Columbia Medical Center, have so far not been able to
determine what caused his heart to stop, while competing recently and that
he will be taking a few months off from running.
The Jamaican, who collapsed while competing in the 3000m at the Millrose
Games in New York on February 9, says an implantable
cardioverter-defibrillator will be implanted to shock his heart back
into a rhythm, in the event of a repeat.
As a result, he will be forced to take some time away from running and can
only do so after a few months with the approval of his cardiologist.