With deepest sympathy
An Army captain who collapsed while running the London Marathon has died.
Afghanistan veteran David Seath, 31, had a cardiac arrest three miles short of the finish, near the 23-mile mark, close to Southwark Bridge.
He received immediate medical attention and was rushed to St Thomas’ Hospital but died later.
Mr Seath’s friends are planning to complete the marathon in his honour, starting at the place where he collapsed.
“We will walk as one, the final three miles of the marathon, starting where he fell,” wrote Capt James Walker-McClimens on a fundraising page set up following his death.
Mr Walker-McClimens served with Mr Seath in the 19th Regiment The Royal Artillery The Highland Gunners in Tidworth.
They both went on tour to Afghanistan in 2012, returning at the same time.
“He was the greatest type of guy you could imagine – everyone loved him. He was funny, outgoing, generous – he was just not a bad guy in any way shape or form.”
“In the Army we don’t like unfinished business. It was something he wanted to do, he wanted to do the full marathon, so we are going to complete it for him,” he said.