Popular Kenyan Olympic athlete, and 10,000m Gold medalist, Agnes Tirop has been stabbed to death by her husband in their home in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County, Wednesday, October 13th, 2021.
Agnes Tirop is a two-time World Championship bronze medalist, whose demise comes as a major shock to the sporting world, after just performing her trade at the recently concluded Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan, where she narrowly missed out on a podium finish, coming 4th at the 5,000m race at the Tokyo Olympics.
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Agnes Tirop’s death was announced in a statement by the Kenyan Athletics federation confirming the terrible incident, the statement reads,
“We are this afternoon distraught to learn about the untimely death of World 10,000m bronze medalist Agnes Jebet Tirop.
“Tirop was found dead at their home in Iten after she was allegedly stabbed by her husband. We are still working to unearth more details surrounding her demise.”
Tirop made history by winning the World Cross Country title in 2015, becoming the event’s second youngest medalist. She also won bronze at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships in the 10,000m race.
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At the Tokyo Olympics, the Kenyan long-distance protege missed out on a podium finish coming fourth in the 5,000m final.
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