|Born||January 14, 1991|
Rose hill P.A Mandeville, Manchester Jamaica
|Sport||Track and Field|
|Event(s)||1500 meters, Mile, 5000 meters|
|College team||South Plains College |
|Achievements and titles|
|World finals||2015 |
5000 m, 31st (h)
5000 m, 10th
|Olympic finals||2016 |
5000 m, 25th (h)
Kemoy Campbell (born January 14, 1991) is a retired Jamaican distance runner who competed in various events from 800 meters to 5000 metres. Since competing in the American collegiate circuit, he has developed a reputation for having remarkable range, having competitive experience from the 800 meters to the 10K. Campbell holds multiple Jamaican records in athletics.
As a youngster, Campbell ran on the track team of Bellefield High School, in Manchester Parish, Jamaica. Although the overwhelming majority on the team were sprinters, Campbell was coached for distance running; one of his first races was a 5K road race. While still in Bellefield HS, Campbell was scouted by the University of Arkansas, the school he would attend many years later. In 2010, he became the first Jamaican high schooler to win the high school boys 3000m at the Penn Relays.
Campbell first ran with South Plains College of Levelland, Texas, with whom he won NJCAA titles in the 800 meters and in cross country. He subsequently transferred to the same university which had scouted him back in Jamaica, University of Arkansas. At Arkansas, Campbell was coached by Chris Bucknam. At the 2013 NCAA DI Outdoor T&F Championships, Campbell placed fifth in the men's 5000 meters final and placed second in the men's 3000 meters at the 2013 NCAA Division 1 Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Campbell opened the indoor season with an altitude 4:02.59 mile in Flagstaff, Arizona representing New Balance on January 22, 2016. Campbell set a PR and Jamaican indoor record in the men's 3000 meters representing New Balance at the 2016 Millrose Games on February 20.
On February 26, 2017, Campbell ran 13:14.45 indoors at the BU Last Chance meet to break the Jamaican 5000m record.
Kemoy added a fourth national championship title to his collection on June 23, 2017, when he won the 5000m.
On August 12, 2017, Kemoy became the first male Jamaican distance runner to compete in a final at the IAAF World Championships in London. He finished 10th with a time of 13:39.74.
On September 5, 2019, Campbell announced his retirement from competitive running.