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Girlfriend pays tribute to army captain who died in London Marathon

Gaby Schoenberger with David. Credit: Facebook

The girlfriend of an army captain who died during the London Marathon has spoken of her devastation as funds raised in his memory topped £150,000.

Gaby Schoenberger said the loss of David Seath had left a "devastatingly large hole in our lives" and thanked the public for their support.

Captain Seath, 31, collapsed three miles from the finish line after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest while taking part in Sunday's race.

Writing on Facebook, Ms Schoenberger said: "I wanted to thank you all for your kind messages and support during this heartbreaking time. I am reading every single one of them and they give so much more comfort than you know.

"I cannot begin to describe the pain that I, his family and friends are feeling right now. It doesn't make sense, and a character like his being taken away so viciously leaves such a devastatingly large hole in our lives.

"I don't know how we are going to fill that hole, get through it or even come to terms with it but your support is so appreciated and like a blanket for us during these dark times. Thank you x."

More than £155,000 has been raised in memory of Capt Seath, originally from Cowdenbeath in Fife but based in Plymouth, Devon, since his death.

More than £88,000 has been donated to a JustGiving page in memory of Capt Seath, while £67,000 has been raised for Help For Heroes, who he was running for, on his own page.