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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.

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:

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