GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Michael Shelley of Australia won the Commonwealth Games men's marathon in dramatic fashion Sunday when leader Callum Hawkins of Scotland collapsed to the road with cramping with about two kilometers to go.
Hawkins, who had about a two-minute lead over Shelley, first became disoriented at about the 38-kilometer mark of the 42.2-kilometer-long race, briefly holding himself up next to a race barrier to try to regain his balance.
He was able to continue, despite having difficulty running in a straight line, but fell to the road two kilometers later and received medical attention as Shelley raced past him on the course.
Shelley finished in 2 hours, 16 minutes, 46 seconds. Munyo Solomon Mutai of Uganda took silver with a time of 2:19.02, with Robbie Simpson of Scotland taking bronze, 34 seconds behind Mutai.
Hawkins was listed as a "Did Not Finish" by race organizers. There was no immediate word on his condition.
In the women's marathon, Helalia Johannes of Namibia won gold in 2:32.40 with Australians Lisa Weightman and Jess Trengrove taking silver and bronze, respectively.
The wheelchair marathon winners were both from Australia — Kurt Fearnley in his final race before retiring, and Madison de Rozarios.