Just announced on IG, very sad he has to step away from competing but says he will continue to contribute to the sport. Hope he stays healthy!
Editor's note: Here is his statement from instagram.
"It’s with a heavy heart, or half of one rather. I must say goodbye to the sport. I will no longer be competing. I have given my all to this sport. It has taken me to places I have never dreamt of going. It gave a shy boy from a rural area in Jamaica the opportunity to prove himself to the world. I believe I have done my part. I’ve represented myself, my family, my country proudly. I’ve represented @teamnbboston. I have represented and still represent @reebokboston_tc proudly. I have pushed myself so hard that it almost ended my life. All the goals I had set for 2020 was thrown out the window today. I wanted to be the first Jamaican to medal at Olympics in a distance race, but that’s not going happen. It’s time that I play another role in this sport. I was told today that I shouldn’t compete again or this incident will happen again, but that will not stop me from supporting and helping this sport and my team anyway I can. So it’s farewell to competing. That is why I leave you all with this third image in the slide. That’s where it all ended for my career as a runner and I am glad I was in the front haha. Thanks to everyone who came together to help get through this. Whether emotionally, physically, spiritually, or financially. I love you all. Don’t worry either I still wear a big smile on my face. "