GOLDOC Statement re: Scotland’s Callum Hawkins
Scotland’s Callum Hawkins unfortunately collapsed during this morning’s marathon and is receiving medical treatment at Gold Coast University Hospital.
Team Scotland has advised that there are no major concerns for his wellbeing at this stage.
GOLDOC CEO Mark Peters said the health of all athletes was GOLDOC’s number one priority.
“I like many others was distressed to see a wonderful athlete like Callum collapse during the closing stages of today’s Marathon,” Mr Peters said.
“We are offering every assistance possible to Callum and Team Scotland.
“GOLDOC has put in place a wide range of measures to ensure athlete welfare and the response of medical staff this morning was within agreed response guidelines and timeframes.
“I was also concerned about the behaviour of a small number of bystanders who chose to take images. This is not in keeping with the spirit of GC2018,” he said.
GOLDOC can confirm that during the race, medical staff were posted at 500metre intervals in the final kilometres of the course all of which had radio communications.
In competition there are strict rules around accepting medical help and subsequent disqualification.
After Callum Hawkins collapsed on the bridge medical staff provided treatment when requested. Updates on the condition of athletes will be provided through respective teams.
Team Scotland Statement re: Callum Hawkins
We are very pleased to report that Callum is sitting up and speaking with his Dad and Team Scotland medical staff. He is undergoing further tests as a precaution and we all wish him a speedy recovery.