Capt David Seath, 31, an Afghanistan war veteran who collapsed during the London Marathonon Sunday has died.
Seath a fire support team commander in 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery was running to raise money for wounded soldiers. He was three miles short of the finish line when he suffered a suspected cardiac arrest.
Seath, who had hoped to raise £250 for Help for Heroes, surpassed his target and raised nearly £700 before the race. His friends said they wanted to “complete what he started” in finishing the marathon course for him and continuing to raising money for his charity.
He suffered a suspected cardiac arrest while running the 26.2 mile course, and was taken to hospital by the London ambulance service, but later died. Seath said he was running for the UK military charity because: “the forces community need our help and continued support”.