Back to drawing board for disappointed Campbell

March 03, 2018

Birmingham, England:

Jamaican distance runner Kemoy Campbell was at a loss for words in trying to explain his disappointment after failing to qualify for the final of the men's 3000m at the IAAF World Indoor Championship at the Arena Birmingham yesterday.

The 27-year-old Campbell had high hopes of making the final, but the former Bellefield High School athlete faltered during heat two, where he finished last and was later disqualified for lane violation.

Campbell, who is also the national 5000m outdoor champion, said he was very disappointed with his efforts.

"All have to say is that I just have to go back to the drawing board and train a lot harder," he said.

" I missed about six days of training which definitely showed out there, and I am going to try and handle everything sharply from now on," he said.

"This was a terrible performance from me because at the start of the indoor season, I was running much faster than some of these guys and this is where I wanted to run fast. It just didn't happen and I am very disappointed with myself," Campbell said.

He added that he gave it all but that was not enough and so he will be working very hard in training ahead of next month's Commonwealth Games, which will be held in Gold Coast, Australia.

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