22-year-old runner dies after collapsing during Cleveland Marathon

2019 Cleveland Marathon (FOX 8/WJW Photo)

CLEVELAND — A runner has died after collapsing at the 42nd annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon.

University Hospital officials identified the runner as 22-year-old Taylor Ceepo.

Ceepo reportedly collapsed during Sunday morning’s race and was transported to University Hospitals. Despite efforts to save her, medical officials say she died in the emergency room.

Race officials say they are looking into the situation.

They are extremely saddened to learn of Ceepo’s passing and offered thoughts and prayers to her family and friends during this difficult time.

This is a developing story.

Editor’s Note:  Officials previously told FOX 8 that Ceepo was 23 years old.  This story has been updated to reflect that she is actually 22.

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