Commonwealth Games marathon runner Callum Hawkins leaves hospital

Commonwealth Games: Callum Hawkins discharged from hospital

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".

Hawkins was discharged on Monday, after spending the night at Gold Coast University Hospital. "It's great to now be back with my teammates".

He was aiming for his first major title, having come fourth in the World Championships previous year, and had a lead of around two minutes before he fell.

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.

Hawkins was taken to hospital in an ambulance, where he was sitting up and talking and not thought to be in serious danger, Team Scotland said.

There were widespread calls for Hawkins to have received medical attention earlier than he did and organisers have said that they will investigate whether there was an excessive delay. "It's a time to look, in the cold light of day, to see what lessons can be learned for future marathons around the world in these conditions, which were unbelievably tough".