15 Apr '18, 2am

Commonwealth Games: Hawkins collapse overshadows men's marathon

GOLD COAST, Australia: The final day of the Commonwealth Games was marred when Scottish athlete Callum Hawkins was left without medical attention on the marathon course after collapsing in brutal heat during the last event of the athletics programme. Hawkins held a lead of almost 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 25-year-old managed to get up and run another 100 metres or so but collapsed again just before the 40 kilometre marker, lying on the road in clear distress. People watching the race on TV took to social media to express their outrage at the time it took to get medical attention to the Scot, reserving particular ire for those spectators taking photos of Hawkins. Former athlete Steve Cram, comm...

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