Callum salutes hospital
Callum Hawkins gave photographers the big thumbs-up after being released from hospital on the Gold Coast.
The Kilbarchan AAC runner, 25, collapsed with exhaustion just a mile from the finish line as he led the Commonwealth Games marathon.
Organisers were slammed for a lack of support for the Elderslie man after it took four minutes for paramedics to arrive and help the clearly suffering athlete.
Hawkins was rushed to hospital for treatment with coach and father Robert Hawkins was by his side. He has since been discharged as the Scotland side prepares to return home following the completion of the Games on Sunday.
Callum said:“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.”
ATeam Scotland spokesman added:“We are pleased to confirm Callum 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.
“We would like to thank supporters and well-wishers for their kind messages .”