Scottish marathon runner out of hospital after collapsing at Commonwealth Games

Postado Abril 16, 2018

A Team Scotland statement added: "Team Scotland is pleased to confirm Callum Hawkins has been discharged from Gold Coast University Hospital today and has been reunited with his teammates in the Commonwealth Games Village, ahead of the team's return to the UK".

Hawkins had more than a two-minute lead when he collapsed in the closing stages of the men's marathon at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday after falling victim to the hot conditions.

But the 25-year-old has now been released after staying in overnight.

Hawkins received treatment at Gold Coast University Hospital, with Team Scotland later revealing he was sitting up and speaking with family and medical staff. "It's great to now be back with my teammates".

Hawkins was going for his first major title, having come fourth in the World Championships past year.

"As you know the global rules are very clear in that an athlete has to declare themselves unfit to race [before they can receive any medical attention]", he said.

Australia's Mike Shelley, who was second when Hawkins collapsed, went on to win the marathon, with Uganda's Munyo Mutai taking silver and Scotland's Robbie Simpson took bronze, with Northern Ireland's Kevin Seaward fourth.