Scottish athlete Callum Hawkins taken to hospital after collapsing while leading marathon at Commonwealth Games

SCOTTISH athlete Callum Hawkins was taken to hospital after collapsing while leading the marathon at the Commonwealth Games.

The 25-yr-previous was on the right track for gold with a two-minute lead earlier than the recent circumstances on the Gold Coast took their toll and he stumbled over the kerb.

 Scottish athlete Callum Hawkins collapsed while leading the marathon in the Commonwealth Games

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Scottish athlete Callum Hawkins collapsed while leading the marathon within the Commonwealth Games
 Callum Hawkins was sprawled out on the road after stumbling over the kerb

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Callum Hawkins was sprawled out on the street after stumbling over the kerb

Hawkins tried to hold going however a couple of hundred metres later collapsed once more and smashed his head towards a roadside barrier.

Paramedics helped him into an ambulance while he was acutely aware and sitting up.

A Group Scotland assertion learn: "Callum has been taken to hospital for medical evaluate following his collapse as is normal process. We’re happy to report he’s sitting up and talking together with his dad and Staff Scotland medical employees.

"He’s present process additional exams as a precaution and all of us want him a speedy restoration."

 Callum Hawkins fell over a kerb at first while leading the marathon

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Callum Hawkins fell over a kerb at first while leading the marathon
 Callum Hawkins stumbled at first but tried to keep racing

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Callum Hawkins stumbled at first however tried to maintain racing
 Callum Hawkins started to stumble in the Australian heat during marathon

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Callum Hawkins began to stumble within the Australian warmth throughout marathon
 Callum Hawkins smashes his head against a roadside barrier

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Callum Hawkins smashes his head towards a roadside barrier
 Scottish athlete Callum Hawkins tumbles over during marathon

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Scottish athlete Callum Hawkins tumbles over throughout marathon
 Callum Hawkins can be seen holding his head after losing his balance

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Callum Hawkins could be seen holding his head after dropping his stability
 Callum Hawkins was leading the marathon when he dramatically collapsed

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Callum Hawkins was leading the marathon when he dramatically collapsed
 Australian athlete Michael Shelley runs past fallen Callum Hawkins

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Australian athlete Michael Shelley runs previous fallen Callum Hawkins

Hawkins initially refused medical remedy over "fears he can be disqualified", Scottish athletics chief Peter Jardine advised the BBC.

Hawkins had been operating for over two hours within the 27C warmth when he collapsed.

Scottish group-mate Steph Twell, who completed seventh within the 1,500m, ran to assist him.

BBC commentator and former athlete Steve Cram claimed it was "a shame" that paramedics took so lengthy to deal with Hawkins.

He blasted: "I'm simply involved for his welfare. He hit his head on the barrier. I'm sorry should you're watching this at house, it's actually distressing. He's going to harm himself and there's no one anyplace close to.

"We should always have some extra medical consideration. This can be a man in actual misery and somebody wants to recognise it for his well being at this level.

 A medic attends to Callum Hawkins after his fall during Commonwealth Games marathon

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A medic attends to Callum Hawkins after his fall throughout Commonwealth Games marathon
 Mark Peters, chief executive of Games' organisers GOLDOC, promised to look into why medical attention for Callum Hawkins took so long

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Mark Peters, chief government of Games' organisers GOLDOC, promised to look into why medical consideration for Callum Hawkins took so lengthy
 Callum Hawkins was taken to hospital after collapsing on the Gold Coast

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Callum Hawkins was taken to hospital after collapsing on the Gold Coast

"The place on earth is the assistance? You can’t simply wait at the end line. They've acquired radios. And eventually anyone arrives. I feel it's disgraceful."

Mark Peters, chief government of Games' organisers GOLDOC, promised to look into why medical consideration took so lengthy.

He stated: "We’d like to verify the details out.

"You possibly can't have medical individuals on each kilometre of the street.

"They’re professionally positioned as they’re for our Gold Coast marathon when we’ve 30,000 individuals operating. Clearly the well being of the athlete is absolute prime.

 Callum Hawkins is taken to hospital in an ambulance after his marathon collapse

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Callum Hawkins is taken to hospital in an ambulance after his marathon collapse
 Paramedics were slammed for taking too long to help Callum Hawkins

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Paramedics have been slammed for taking too lengthy to assist Callum Hawkins

 

"Typically medical individuals arrive and athletes have to decide whether or not they need to go on or not and I perceive that was a part of the dialogue."

Peters insisted the warmth Down Underneath had nothing to do with Hawkins' collapse.

He stated: "Athletes run in snow, they run in 30-odd diploma warmth so we don't assume that's a problem.

"Sadly athletes do run themselves to exhaustion and there’s not often a marathon the place somebody isn't collapsing."

Australia's Mike Shelley handed a fallen Hawkins to win the race in 2:sixteen.forty six.

He stated: "I noticed him on the Sundale Bridge and simply tried to grasp on.

"Once I was coming down the house straight I attempted to speed up however I used to be simply gone. I assumed hopefully I can get to the end line as a result of I used to be beginning to get cramps in my palms."

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SCOTTISH athlete Callum Hawkins was taken to hospital after collapsing while leading the marathon at the Commonwealth Games.

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