Seath, from the 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, collapsed three miles from the finish. He had set a target of raising £250 for Help for Heroes. Seath’s own JustGiving page has now raised almost £60,000, while a page set up by his friend James Walker-McClimens has so far raised over £80,000 for the charity.
Eleven runners have died since during the London Marathon since the 1981 inaugural event. Claire Squires collapsed whilst running to raise funds for Samaritans in the 2012 Marathon, and £1m was subsequently raised for the charity in her memory. Two years ago, Robert Berry died shortly after completing the event. His JustGiving page went on to raise over £77,000 for the National Osteoporosis Society.
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