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Sport Scotland's Callum Hawkins discharged from hospital after collapsing from exhaustion during Commonwealth Games marathon

14:31  16 april  2018
14:31  16 april  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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a group of people playing football on a beach: Callum Hawkins was left collapsed on the road without medical attention during the marathon © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Callum Hawkins was left collapsed on the road without medical attention during the marathon

Scotland's Callum Hawkins has been discharged from hospital, his country has confirmed.

The runner collapsed while leading the Commonwealth Games marathon on Sunday with just a mile-and-a-half to go.

There was an initial delay in Hawkins receiving treatment as he struggled against the 27C (80F) heat — something the organising committee has defended — before he was taken to hospital in an ambulance.

a person sitting on a beach: Hawkins is recovering in hospital after distressing scenes in which he fell from exhaustion © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Hawkins is recovering in hospital after distressing scenes in which he fell from exhaustion

Hawkins was recovering in hospital after distressing scenes in which he fell from exhaustion

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

He said: 'I'd like to say a huge thanks to all the medical staff at Gold Coast University Hospital for their care over the last 24 hours — and it's great to now be back with my team-mates.'

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

a group of people racing each other: Hawkins collapsed barely a mile from the end while leading by almost two minutes on Sunday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Hawkins collapsed barely a mile from the end while leading by almost two minutes on Sunday

He had a lead of around two minutes before he fell with Australia's Michael Shelley passing him and winning the race, Scotland's Robbie Simpson won bronze.

A Team Scotland statement read: '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.

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a group of people on a city street: A Scottish Athletics statement said Hawkins, 25, was 'sitting up and speaking with his dad' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A Scottish Athletics statement said Hawkins, 25, was 'sitting up and speaking with his dad'

'We would like to thank all the supporters and well-wishers for their kind messages of support and the care and concern that has been shown, particularly here on the Gold Coast. '

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