#ReadySetRio: UPDATE — Kemoy Campbell weighs in on 5000m raceWednesday, August 17, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Jamaica’s distance runner Kemoy Campbell on Wednesday weighed in on his performance in the men’s 5000m heats at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Though disappointed with his 13 minutes 30.32 seconds run for a 10th place finish in the first of two heats, Campbell said he was happy with his time.
"I am happy with the time, but at the same time disappointed,” Campbell said after his race. “(At) my first meet I ran 13:30 so looking back, I think I should have done some more speed work.”
He insisted though that he is happy to have represented Jamaica at the Olympics.
“I am here at the Olympics and I represented Jamaica well, I got 10th in my heat, but at the end of the day I have to be happy with that,” he continued.
Campbell, who has the National Record of 13 minutes, 20.39 seconds for 5,000 metres, finished 25th overall and failed to advance to the finals of the 5000m.
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