It was the first time in six Commonwealth Games that neither Australia or New Zealand would take home the gold.
After narrowly missing the gold on the track in the 1,500m on Tuesday night, Fearnley promised he would give the marathon "everything I've got", admitting he had dreamt of winning the race since it was first confirmed on the Games schedule.
"It just hurts now", she said.
England edged Australia 52-51 in the Comm Games netball final.
"I don't really have any words".
The jubilant scenes which followed England's semi-final win over Jamaica were repeated and exceeded as Helen Housby netted in the final second for Tracey Neville's side to win the most astonishing of contests. "It is odd playing a match against them, but you just have to go into it and do your best to win the match".
The result was in the balance throughout, as the teams were level at 25-all at half-time and England were behind for much of the final quarter.
Geva Mentor, playing at her fifth games, said: "I hope this lifts our profile.We've got a World Cup in our back yard and it's time to cement what we've achieved here".
The win on the Gold Coast is the latest chapter of his decorated career, which is highlighted by three Paralympic gold medals, including two in the marathon at the Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008) Games.