Exhausted Commonwealth Games marathon runner collapses 2km from finish

Shocking scenes engulfed the men's marathon at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, as the race leader collapsed to the ground in exhaustion.

Leading the race, Scotland's Callum Hawkins crashed to the road just two kilometres from the finish line, having given everything he had to finish first.

Hawkins battled to get to his feet for several minutes as spectators watch on.

Australia's Michael Shelley would eventually overtake Hawkins, managing to cross the finish line first in 2:16:46 to seal his third Commonwealth Games gold medal.

Hawkins was treated by medical staff, eventually regaining his consciousness in an on site ambulance.

Callum Hawkins of Scotland was overtaken by Australia's Michael Shelley close to the end of the race. Source: TVNZ | Commonwealth Games