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London Marathon soldier's family complete course in his memory

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Media captionCaptain David Seath's family finish the marathon - Alexandra Mackenzie reports

Relatives of a soldier who died while running the London Marathon have completed the remaining three miles of the course in his memory.

Captain David Seath, 31, collapsed after suffering a heart attack near the 23-mile mark, close to Southwark Bridge.

The Afghanistan veteran's friends and family met on the course at midnight at the place where he collapsed.

About £200,000 has been donated to Help For Heroes in his memory.

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Image caption Capt David Seath grew up in Scotland and had been based in Plymouth
Image caption Dozens of people gathered to complete the remaining three miles of the course

He received immediate medical attention and was taken to St Thomas' Hospital but died later.

Capt Seath, from Cowdenbeath, Fife, commanded a specialist team while serving as a fire support team commander for 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, based in Plymouth.

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Image caption Capt James Walker-McClimens, centre, is raised money to complete the rest of the marathon for Capt Seath (left)
Image caption Capt Seath collapsed near the 23-mile mark, close to Southwark Bridge

He completed two master's degrees at the University of Aberdeen before attending the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the elite officer training centre, in 2009.

Capt Seath's mother, Libby, said: "David has achieved more in 31 years than most people do in 70. He lived his life on the edge and to the full."

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