Marathon runner Callum Hawkins collapses in final kilometres of Commonwealth Games race

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The 25-year-old, who finished fourth at the World Championships marathon in London last summer, had looked set for gold but he began to sway in distress and fell over on the curb. The Scotsman purchased once more on his toes and continued racing sooner than collapsing as soon as extra, this time hitting his head on a roadside barrier.

Hawkins maintained a lead of nearly 2 moments later two weeks of conducting in sunlight and temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius (82F) over the roads of the Gold Coast when he wasn't able to last, moving across the street before collapsing.

Hawkins regained acutely conscious and was ready to take a seat up whereas nonetheless on the scene of his collapse.

Hawkins was taken to hospital by ambulance and Team Scotland confirmed the runner's health was not in any serious danger.

Team Scotland wrote on social media that Hawkins had been taken to hospital for monitoring, but medical staff had "no major concerns" about his condition. We are offering every assistance possible to Callum and Team Scotland. "He is undergoing further tests as a precaution and we all wish him a speedy recovery".

According to a report, an official informed the spectators to leave Hawkins unattended.

During the event, BBC commentator and former athlete Steve Cram said it was a disgrace it took so long for any paramedics to attend to Hawkins.

"GOLDOC can confirm that during the race, medical staff were posted at 500metre intervals in the final kilometres of the course all of which had radio communications", the release said.

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"I'm just concerned for his welfare", he said. "The response of medical staff this morning was within agreed response guidelines and timeframes", said the statement.

But with the temperature on the Gold Coast a punishing 27C he suddenly seemed to be struggling.

Fellow Tanzanian Saidi Juma Makula collapsed close to the finish line before being helped into an ambulance - one of seven of the 24 starters who failed to complete the race.

The marathon was eventually won by Australia's Mike Shelley in two hours, 16 minutes, 46 seconds.

Mark Peters, GOLDOC's chief govt, talked about in an announcement: "I, like many others, was distressed to see a phenomenal athlete like Callum collapse all through the closing phases".

"I wasn't sure what was going on", the Australian said about seeing Hawkins in trouble. "They knowledgeable me to take care of going and gave me encouragement".

"Words can't express what we felt; having seen him take that almost two-minute lead, then he started to wobble down at the beach. As soon as I used to be coming down the home straight I tried to hurry up, nonetheless I was merely gone".