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Kemoy Campbell released from hospital

Published:Tuesday | February 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Jamaican Olympic middle distance athlete Kemoy Campbell was on Tuesday evening released from the New York Presbyterian Columbia Medical Center, 17 days after collapsing while competing at the Millrose Games in New York.

Campbell, on Sunday, shared via social media that doctors could not determine the cause of his heart stopping, while he participated in the men’s 3000m event at the Armory in New York City on February 9. 

The 28 year-old advised that he would be forced to take some time off from running and that an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) would be implanted on Monday.

The ICD was placed to shock his heart back into rhythm in the event of a reoccurrence.

Campbell also noted that a battery or tests -  ECHOs, EKGs, ultrasounds, MRI, CAT scan, PET scan and heart biopsy, had not resulted in a diagnosis.

However, agent Ray Flynn confirmed to THE GEANER late on Tuesday, that Campbell was released from the facility and would continue his recovery.