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War veteran David Seath who died in marathon 'an inspiration'

By Hilary Duncanson

An Afghanistan veteran who died after collapsing during the London Marathon has been hailed a "hero" and an "inspiration" at his funeral.

Mourners were told that Captain David Seath, a fire support team commander in 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, had "served his country with distinction" overseas.

Capt Seath, originally from Cowdenbeath in Fife but based in Plymouth, Devon, suffered a suspected cardiac arrest while running the 26.2-mile course on April 24 and later died in hospital.

Family members, friends and military colleagues gathered for a service in Dunfermline, to remember the 31-year-old.

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