Taylor Ceepo collapsed just short of the finish line during the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon on Sunday. The 22-year-old runner was brought to University Hospital where officials say Ceepo was dead upon arrival.
It is with great sadness that our Walsh family has lost one of our own, Taylor Ceepo, too soon.
To all of our Cavaliers out there…please pray for Taylor, her family, Women's Soccer teammates and coaches during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/m2uhYrWhkw
— Walsh Athletics (@WalshCavaliers) May 20, 2019
Ceepo was a recent graduate from Walsh University where she was a member of the soccer team. According to Cleveland.com the cause of death remains unknown.
— Cleveland Marathon (@clevemarathon) May 19, 2019
The marathon tweeted yesterday morning, “It is with deep sadness that we can confirm that a female runner collapsed during the race this morning. We are looking into the situation further, but our thoughts and prayers and first and foremost with her family during this difficult time.”