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Family and friends complete London Marathon in memory of Plymouth army captain.

David Seath, 31, a veteran of the Afghanistan conflict, suffered a cardiac arrest

Family and friends of a Plymouth-based army captain who tragically died while running the London Marathon, have completed the last three miles of the course in his honour.

Today we return to London to finish the 3.2 miles of the Virgin London Marathon David so tragically could not finish.

It will not doubt be an incredibly emotional day but an important step in moving forward as a family and wider community


David Seath, 31, a veteran of the Afghanistan conflict, suffered a cardiac arrest around 23 miles into this year's event

A memorial fund set up in his name has already raised £103,000 for his chosen charity Help for Heroes.

Family and friends took an important step forward tonight by finishing the 3.2 miles David so tragically could not finish.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in London as well as all those who walked simultaneously across the world.

We move forward, as one


Last night the group finished the last 3.2 miles of the course in his honour.

They said the the experience as "emotional, overwhelming, yet inspirational".



Stephen Hunt celebrates completing the London Marathon

Stephen Hunt celebrates after completing the London Marathon

West Country marathon runner Stephen Hunt sent us this photo of him with his medal.

The electrical engineer from Exeter completed the London Marathon in 4 hours 18 seconds. He was running in memory of his baby daughter Tallulah - who was stillborn in 2011. He hopes to raise £2,500 for charity Sands, which supports families who lose their babies.

Student Emily Stott was running in memory of her brother Jimmi, and to raise money for the RNLI. They tweeted a message of support for her this morning.

Father runs marathon for stillborn baby daughter

Stephen Hunt is running for his daughter Tallulah Credit: ITV West Country

As runners all over the country prepare to run the London Marathon tomorrow, a bereaved father from Devon tells us why this year's race means more to him than just getting a good time.

Stephen Hunt from Exeter is running for the stillbirth and neonatal death charity Sands - which supported him after his daughter Tallulah was stillborn in 2011.

Stephen, who has already raised funds for the charity by completing the Great West Run in 2014, is hoping to reach his target of £2,500 with this 26.2 mile run.

Ever since we collected donations for Sands at Tallulah's funeral, the London Marathon is something that I have wanted to take on, in memory of my daughter, and now's the time. Sands is the only charity I would do this for.

– Stephen Hunt

Student hopes to raise money for RNLI by running the Marathon in memory of her brother

A 25-year-old from Devon is running the London Marathon this weekend for the RNLI in memory of her older brother.

James Stott had an epileptic fit in the water while he was surfing off Watergate Bay in Newquay in 2006. He was pulled to the beach by two surfers where the RNLI attempted to resuscitate him before he was air-lifted to Truro Hospital.

Emily Stott is running the marathon in memory of her brother

Emily, from Stoke Gabriel, is now running the 26.2 miles as a thank you, and says the RNLI kept her brother alive on a ventilator while his family rushed to his side.

Emily is running in memory of her brother James

If it was not for the RNLI, I would have never have had the opportunity to spend time with him before the ventilator was switched off. The RNLI gave me and my family three days to spend with James and that to me is invaluable and time that I will eternally treasure.

– Emily Stott

She's hoping to raise £14,000 to put towards saving more lives for the RNLI to purchase a Rescue Watercraft (RWC), and name it Jimmi II.

Devon woman goes into record books after London marathon

A woman from Devon has gone into the record books after becoming the fastest woman to run the London marathon in a wedding dress.

Naomi Garrick from Sidmouth needed to beat a time of 4 hours eleven minutes - which she did.

But the 43 year old had some stiff competition. 30 year-old Claire Pearse from Cambridge was also dressed as a bride for the 26 mile race.

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