London marathoner dies near finish line

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 1.47.36 PMGreen Beret and Afghanistan veteran David Seath, 31, passed away after attempting to run the London Marathon on Sunday. Image – Supplied.


The London Marathon participant who collapsed just 1.6kms from the finish line on Sunday (April 24) has died.

Thirty-one year old David Seath, a Royal Artillery captain from Plymouth (Devon), was taken to hospital following a suspected cardiac arrest.

He was an Afghanistan veteran, a Green Beret, and enjoyed charity work with groups that helped visually impaired army veterans.

Friends and family have set up a fundraising page to raise money for not-for-profit Help for Heroes, a cause Seath ran for.

More than AU$133,000 has since been raised by those who have promised to complete what he started – finishing the marathon course in his memory and continuing to raise funds for his chosen charity.

The last person to die in the London Marathon was Claire Squires, 30, in 2012.




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