Dramatic collapse overshadows Commonwealth Games marathon

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While in the women's event Jade Jones made it two Commonwealth Games medals on debut, following up her para-triathlon gold with marathon bronze.

Hawkins held a lead of nearly two minutes after two hours of running in blazing sun and temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius (82F) on the roads of the Gold Coast when he was unable to continue, weaving across the road before collapsing. The Scotsman got back on his feet and continued racing before collapsing again, this time hitting his head on a roadside barrier.

Athletics - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's Marathon Final - Southport Broadwater Parklands - Gold Coast, Australia - April 15, 2018.

Hawkins regained conscious and was able to sit up while still at the scene of his collapse.

Team Scotland later confirmed that Hawkins had been taken to hospital for medical review "as is standard procedure".

Finally taken to hospital.

The statement added: "He is being supported by Team Scotland medical staff and there are no major concerns at this stage".

"He is undergoing further tests as a precaution and we all wish him a speedy recovery".

Hawkins was left unattended for several minutes, much to the dismay of commentators, reporters and viewers.

Sports commentator Steve Cram said it was "a disgrace" that it took so long for any paramedics to attend to Hawkins.

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Reports were that Hawkins had initially refused medical treatment after falling a first time, for fear of disqualification. "It got me going - when I was half way round and they said Callum was in the lead, I was thinking "I want to get to the end" so I could be part of the Scottish team and do the whole team proud".

Callum Hawkins of Scotland is given assistance as he collapses in the Men's marathon.

"Gold Coast 2018 has put in place a wide range of measures to ensure athlete welfare and the response of medical staff this morning was within agreed response guidelines and timeframes".

"I just tried running my own race", said the 34-year-old, who also claimed Commonwealth marathon silver in 2010.

Hawkins was by no means the only athlete to suffer in the heat - Tanzania's Stephano Huche Gwandu was taken away in a wheelchair after taking a tumble as he crossed the finish line.

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

"I wasn't sure what was going on", the Australian said, about seeing Hawkins in trouble.

As he lay on the ground, spectators hovered over him and were seen talking to the fallen athlete. "I'm sorry if you're watching this at home, it's really distressing", Cram said. " He explained. "you can not wait in the finish line".

Shelley won gold, ahead of Uganda's Munyo Mutai and Scotland's Robbie Simpson.

"Unfortunately, these incredible athletes sometimes run themselves to exhaustion and there's rarely a marathon where somebody doesn't collapse".

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