The soldier who collapsed during an SAS training run has woken up.

Lieutenant Teria Cowan has been in a coma since January 25th, when he collapsed during a selection course in the Hunua Ranges.

He was trying to complete an 8 kilometre run in uniform, and wearing a weighted vest.

The 25 year-old has been in a critical condition in Auckland City Hospital, but is now conscious again and talking to his family.

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His condition is now listed as serious.