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Former long distance runner Kemoy Campbell recovering after another cardiac incident

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Kemoy Campbell ... Thankfully, I was able to pull over to safety and call 911.

Former national distance runner Kemoy Campbell is now recovering after experiencing a cardiac episode early this week.

Campbell, who retired last September posted on his Instagram page today that he was passing out while driving but was resuscitated by an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD). 

"Thankfully I was able to pull over to safety and call 911. Fire rescue came, checked me out and said everything was OK," he said. 

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Campbell further said he has undergone tests to determine the cause of the incident. 

"I will keep everyone posted as I find out what's happening," he said. 

Campbell is the holder of the national records in the 3000m, 5000m and 10,000m.

He collapsed during February 2019 Millrose Games in New York and was advised to end his career due to complications from the incident. 

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