Commonwealth Games: Callum Hawkins discharged from hospital

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Commonwealth Games: Callum Hawkins discharged from hospital

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".

Leading the men's event with a mile to go in hot conditions, Hawkins began weaving before falling over a kerb and appeared in significant distress.

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

"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 teammates", Hawkins said.

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

Organisers have said they will investigate whether there was an excessive delay in getting help to Hawkins, who had managed to get up and run another couple of hundred metres before collapsing again, hitting his head on a roadside barrier.

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.

"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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