Jamaican distance runner Kemoy Campbell has revealed that his heart had stopped on Saturday when he collapsed at the NYRR Millrose Games.

Kemoy Campbell is awake and talking.

Jamaican distance runner Kemoy Campbell remains hospitalised after collapsing while competing at the Millrose Games in New York on Saturday.

Campbell's family issued a statement on Monday, via his agent Ray Flynn. In the statement, the family revealed that "Kemoy's condition has not changed much.

"He is still sedated so that his body can rest," the family said, adding "the doctors are some of the best in the world and are keeping us constantly updated."

The family also thanked well wishers for their words of comfort.

Running in the Dr Sander Men’s 3000 metres, Campbell had gone out hard and was in second place when he began the sixth lap, but collapsed, with reports coming in that he suffered respiratory problems during the race.

Campbell was treated by medical personnel at trackside before being taken to hospital where his condition is unknown.

The race was eventually won by the United States and Standford University’s Grant Fisher in 7:42.62 seconds.

Australia’s Morgan McDonald was second in 7:42.76 while Kenya’s Amon Kemboi was third in 7:44.77 seconds.

Jamaican distance runner, Kemoy Campbell, had to be taken to hospital after the athlete collapsed at the Millrose games in New York on Saturday. 

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