It was heartbreak for Callum Hawkins as he collapsed when well in the lead of the Commonwealth Games men’s marathon just 2km from the finish line. Callum broke away in the second half of the race, and was looking good for gold with a lead of almost two minutes. But the brutal heat put paid to that. With athletes dropping out in front of him, compatriot Robbie Simpson pressed on for a well-earned bronze medal.
In the T54 wheelchair marathons, England’s John Smith took silver, with Simon Lawson and Jade Jones winning bronze medals. Callum Hall came 7th in the men’s T54, and in the women’s race Sammi Kinghorn was fourth and Nicole Emerson sixth.
Northern Ireland’s Kevin Seaward ran in fourth behind Simpson in the men’s marathon, with Guernsey’s Lee Merrien eighth, and Wales’ Andrew Davies in eleventh and Josh Griffiths fifteenth.
In the women’s marathon, Sonia Samuels and Alyson Dixon finished fifth and sixth, with Wales’ Caryl Jones eighth and Elinor Kirk fifteenth.