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Marathon Great Seko's Son Dies of Hodgkin Lymphoma at Age 34

Subaru Seko, eldest son of JAAF marathon development project leader and former athlete Toshihiko Seko, died of Hodgkin lymphoma on Apr. 13. He was 34. The family announced the news on Apr. 16. They plan to hold a private family funeral led by the elder Seko.

The younger Seko was diagnosed in 2012. In March this year he published a book titled, "Leading the Cancer Marathon - Paced by the Crazy Seko Family!" giving an honest look inside his and the Seko family's eight-year struggle against the illness. In a statement the elder Seko said, "Nothing could be more worthy of respect in the eyes of his parents than how he never stopped trying to give courage to others suffering from the same disease he himself was battling. It's my hope that he can now rest peacefully."

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