Callum Hawkins discharged from hospital

Paola Ditto
Aprile 16, 2018

Callum Hawkins has been discharged from hospital to return to Scotland after collapsing during the Commonwealth Games marathon.

Hawkins, 25, spent Sunday being treated at Gold Coast University Hospital after he had succumbed to hot conditions. "It's great to now be back with my teammates".

Callum Hawkins of Scotland is given assistance after he collapsed during the men's marathon.

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

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.

"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".

"You can't have medical people on every kilometre of the race", Gold Coast organising committee chief executive Mark Peters said.

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

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