Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Professional marathon runner Meskerem Legesse passed away

(July 17, 2013, (HAMDEN, CT (WFSB))--Hamden emergency crews were able to deliver a baby after her mother, who ran for Ethiopia in the Olympics, passed away Monday afternoon.

Professional mile runner Meskerem Legesse, 26, of Westport, was eating lunch at the Chinese restaurant in the 900 block of Dixwell Avenue when she suddenly collapsed on the floor, friends told Eyewitness News.

Emergency crews performed CPR on Legesse, who was three weeks away from delivering her second child. She was taken Yale-New Haven Hospital. Legesse died a short time later; however, the baby was delivered by hospital staff. Read more from wfsb »

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