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Tributes to soldier who collapsed in London Marathon

By Georgina Stubbs

An Afghanistan veteran and Green Beret who died after collapsing at the 23-mile mark of the London Marathon "lived life on the edge and to the full".

Captain David Seath, originally from Cowdenbeath in Fife, was a fire support team commander in 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery.

The 31-year-old suffered a suspected cardiac arrest while running the 26.2-mile course on Sunday.

He leaves behind his parents Libby and Pete, brother Gary and girlfriend Gaby Judd.

His mother 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. He was running to raise money for Help For Heroes, a cause which was very important to him."

London Marathon organisers confirmed he collapsed at the 23-mile mark and died in hospital. Friends and colleagues are vowing to "complete what he started" - finishing the marathon and continuing to raise cash.

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