'Tell him to stop': Olympian collapses in 'distressing' marathon scenes

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Daniel Do Nascimento (pictured left) falling down before he got back up and collapsed (pictured right) during the men's marathon in Tokyo.
Daniel Do Nascimento (pictured left) collapsed and was unable to continue during the men's marathon in Tokyo. (Images: @1bbradfo)

Marathon runner Daniel Do Nascimento succumbed to the brutal conditions in Tokyo on the final day of the Olympics as he collapsed on the side of the road and sparked distressing scenes.

Nascimento shared a beautiful moment with gold medal winner Eliud Kipchoge during the race as the pair fist-pumped at the front of the pack.

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But, at the 25km mark, things took a turn for the Brazilian marathon runner.

Nascimento originally lost his legs and was forced to steady himself as he went to the ground.

The Brazilian regained his composure, before he collapsed and was forced to curl up in a ball on the side of the road.

'Someone needs to tell him to stop," Tamsyn Manou said during commentary on Channel 7.

“This is really tough to watch. These are distressing pictures," Bruce MacAvaney added.

Australian Jack Rayner was unable to finish the race in the brutal conditions.

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While Nascimento did suffer at the 25km mark, he did deliver a beautiful moment with Kipchoge.

Kipchoge went on to win the race in commanding fashion and cement himself as one of the all-time great long distance runners after his second straight Olympics gold.

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