Great News: Kemoy Campbell Is “Breathing on His Own,” “Smiling” and “100% Coherent” But Has No Memory of Collapse at Millrose Games

By Jonathan Gault
February 11, 2019

Kemoy Campbell winning at the Armory in 2016

Tonight received an update on the status of Jamaican Olympic distance runner Kemoy Campbell, who collapsed while serving as a pacemaker at the Millrose Games on Saturday and was taken to New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

Campbell’s former coach Mark Coogan shared that Campbell is “doing better” and “smiling.” Coogan said that, as of Monday night, Campbell was sleepy and groggy, but breathing on his own. Coogan added that he is “100% coherent” and recognizes his girlfriend, who has been at his side for the last few days.

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“I think the only thing he doesn’t remember is running the race and going to Millrose,” Coogan said. “But we don’t know what caused [him to collapse]. He’s still undergoing tests.”

A GoFundMe page has been created in order to help offset some of Campbell’s medical costs. You can make a donation here.

Messageboard discussion on Campbell: More important than Millrose results, if anyone connected to Kemoy or his group can post updates on his condition please do