22-year-old woman dies after collapsing during Cleveland Marathon
A woman has died after collapsing in the Cleveland Marathon on Sunday, officials said.
Taylor Ceepo , a recent graduate of Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, was 22 years old. She was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center spokesman George Stamatis told CNN.
University Hospitals healthcare providers treated about 60-70 people at the marathon, Stamatis said. Temperatures on race day were warm, reaching 80 degrees in the 9 a.m. ET hour.
” 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 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 , from Medina, Ohio, was 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. ” A Facebook post from the university said she died after participating in the marathon. She was a member of the class of 2019.
Ceepo attended high school at St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron. The high school held a mass for her Monday morning. A mass was held at Walsh on Sunday.
CNN’s Monica Garrett and Carma Hassan contributed to this report.