Fabienne Schlumpf, a triple-vaccinated Swiss marathon record holder and Olympic athlete, was diagnosed with myocarditis and may never race again.
The 31-year-old Swiss runner disclosed her diagnosis of myocarditis on her Instagram account Thursday. At the moment, she is not permitted to participate in any sports or training.
“BAD NEWS! 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.”
A local newspaper confirmed that Schlumpf has been vaccinated and boosted and has never been infected with Covid before.
Translation: Most often, a viral infection leads to myocarditis, Schlumpf does not see a connection with Corona. She has been vaccinated and boostered and has not been infected so far. Actually, she wanted to travel to the training camp in Portugal at the beginning of the year, but nothing came of it. “Nobody can say how long I will have to take a break,” she said.
“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,” according to the COVID world.