Runner 'revived on track' after terrifying mid-race collapse

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The world of athletics is in shock after a long-distance runner needed to be revived on track after collapsing mid-race.

Jamaican runner Kemoy Campbell is in intensive care in hospital after collapsing and needing resuscitation during a race on Sunday.

Campbell, 28, was acting as the pace-setter during the men’s 3000m race at the Millrose Games in New York when the terrifying moment occurred.

Kemoy Campbell fell off the track. Image: NBC

Just after the 1000m mark, Campbell collapsed and fell off the track and onto the infield.

He was attended to by medical staff by the side of the track, before being taken from the arena on a stretcher.

Kemoy Campbell in 2015. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for IAAF)

According to reports, doctors used CPR and a defribulator on Campbell, reviving him on the track.

Kejelcha just misses world indoor record

Meanwhile, Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha just missed tying the world indoor mile record by a mere one-hundredth of a second.

Kenya’s Michael Saruni also clocked the third fastest indoor 800m of all-time as the young Africans highlighted the annual meet at Manhattan’s Armory track.

Kejelcha raced home in three minutes 48.46 seconds, the 21-year-old almost taking down Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj’s world record set in 1997 in Ghent, Belgium.

Saruni won the 800m in a national record 1:43.98.

Only Kenyan-born world record holder Wilson Kipketer of Denmark has run faster with times of 1:42.67 and 1:43.96 in 1997.

with AAP