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Funeral for Army Captain who died after marathon collapse

David Seath collapsed just three miles from the finish. Credit: JustGiving

The funeral of Afghanistan veteran David Seath, who died after collapsing during the London marathon, will be held on Thursday.

The 31-year-old serving army officer collapsed just three miles from the finish after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest and later died in hospital.

Captain Seath, originally from Cowdenbeath in Fife but based in Plymouth, Devon, was a fire support team commander in 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery.

He will be laid to rest following a funeral in St Margaret's RC Memorial Church, Dunfermline, led by parish priest Father Chris Heenan.

More than £100,000 has been donated to a JustGiving page in his memory while about £80,000 has been raised for the charity on his own page.

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Donations for marathon runner tops £50k

Donations to Captain David Seath's JustGiving page has exceeded £50,000 Credit: Just Giving

More than £50,000 has been donated on the JustGiving page for an Army Captain who died after the London Marathon.

Captain David Seath, originally from Cowdenbeath in Fife, died after collapsing just three miles short of the 26-mile finish line.

Friends and colleagues pay tribute to Captain Seath

Friends and colleagues of Captain David Seath, who died during yesterday's London Marathon, have said they will finish the race for him.

The 31-year-old collapsed three miles before the finish line.

Donations have poured in to his JustGiving page to support Help for Heroes, the charity he was running for.

ITV News’ Sejal Karia reports:

Defence Minister leads MP tributes to Captain David Seath

Defence Minister Philip Dunne has paid tribute to Captain David Seath following his death after collapsing during yesterday's London Marathon.

Defence Minister Philip Dunne led tributes to Captain David Seath in the House of Commons

Dunne used his opening remarks to pay tribute to Captain David Seath, an Afghanistan veteran who died after collapsing while running the London Marathon, and said the thoughts are with his family and friends "at this difficult time."

He said: "'I'm sure... that the whole House would like to join me in offering our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Captain David Seath, who tragically died after collapsing during the London Marathon on Sunday."

"Of course this was not an operational casualty, but given the interest that many members of this House take in raising charitable funds through the marathon, as do many members of our armed forces, I thought it was appropriate to start my response in that way. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this difficult time," he added.

Shadow defence secretary Emily Thornberry offered condolences to Captain Seath's family on behalf of the Labour Party.

Donations for soldier who died after marathon tops £40k

David Seath was three miles short of the London Marathon finish line when he collapsed. Credit: Just Giving

More than £40,000 of donations have poured in to the JustGiving page of an Army captain who died after the London Marathon.

Donations for Afghanistan veteran David Seath came after the serving army officer collapsed just three miles from the finish, before later dying in hospital.

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Marathon marriage proposal caught on camera

A couple who got engaged on the finish line of the London marathon were caught on camera.

Blogger Ashley Fryer, who took the photos, put out an appeal on social media to track the couple down to give them the pictures of the proposal.

Adam Ruddick, from Whitton, can be seen bending down on one knee to propose to Rachel Newell on the finish line at 2.25pm.

She appears shocked but then grabs his face and kisses him as she accepts his proposal.

Within hours the groom-to-be spotted the post on social media and replied to Ashley.

Rachel added: "This is me and my now fiancé! They're beautiful. So lucky you were there to capture the moment so perfectly. Thank you so much."

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