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Triple-Vaccinated Swiss Olympic Marathon Runner Fabienne Schlumpf Diagnosed With Myocarditis


Swiss Olympic athlete Fabienne Schlumpf was diagnosed with myocarditis shortly after receiving her COVID-19 booster shot.

The Swiss marathon record holder competed at the recent Olympic Games in Tokyo and finished 12th in the marathon race

Schlumpf’s career is now on hold for the foreseeable future after her myocarditis diagnosis.

Schlumpf wrote in this Instagram post on Thursday:

Unfortunately a myocarditis is holding me back right now. It’s definitely not an easy time for me but I’m not giving up. I hope to be back soon, chasing my dreams… and competitors

The COVID World noted:

The 31-year-old was reported to be feeling ‘fatigued‘ in everyday life and after her heart rate skyrocketed during an easy endurance run last month, she sought out a doctor who diagnosed her with myocarditis.

The experienced runner had planned to go on a training camp in Portugal at the beginning of this year but this was cancelled after her diagnosis.

“Nobody can say for how long I have to put my career on hold.”

Schlumpf confirmed to a Swiss newspaper that she has been triple-vaccinated and that she hasn’t had COVID.

*Source – The COVID World*

Schlumpf won the silver medal in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the 2018 European Championships.

She holds the Swiss national record with a time of 9:37.81. 


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