Kemoy Campbell could return to training in a few months.
The Jamaican distance runner, who collapsed during the men’s 3000-metre event at the Millrose Games in New York on February 9, has been in the hospital since.
“I was told that I would have to take a few months off from running,” Campbell said in a statement posted on his social media page.
Campbell while not giving details in terms of how much months it will take, added: “I could start getting back at it (running) slowly with permission from the cardiologist.”
The 28-year-old said multiple tests have failed to prove the reason why his heart stop during the race.
“After multiple vials of blood, ECHOs, EKGs, ultrasounds, MRI, CAT scan, PET scan, and heart biopsy. The weeks of testing resulted in no diagnosis for the cause of my heart stopping.
“On Monday I will be putting an ICD in my body (left side of my ribs). This device will shock my heart back into rhythm if this is to happen again,” he said.