22-year-old Ohio woman dies after collapsing in Cleveland Marathon
Taylor Ceepo, a recent graduate of Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital
A 22-year-old woman has reportedly died after collapsing in the Cleveland Marathon on Sunday, May 20, police officials have confirmed. Taylor Ceepo, a recent graduate of Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center spokesman George Stamatis revealed.
University Hospitals healthcare providers treated about 60-70 people at the marathon, Stamatis later told CNN. According to reports, temperatures on race day were warm, reaching 80 degrees in the 9 am ET hour. Even the official Cleveland Marathon's twitter account posted about the young woman's tragic death.
"It is with deep sadness that we can confirm that a female runner collapsed during the race this morning," the Cleveland Marathon Twitter account posted on Sunday. "We are looking into the situation further, but our thoughts and prayers are first and foremost with her family during this difficult time."
Ceepo was also on the women's soccer team at Walsh. The athletics department said in a tweet, "It is with great sadness that our Walsh family has lost one of our own, Taylor Ceepo, too soon." The young woman, who was a part of the class of 2019, also had a Facebook post dedicated to her from the university which said she died after participating in the marathon.
Ceepo attended high school at St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron. The high school held a mass for her Monday morning, while another march was held in her honor on Sunday at Walsh.
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