A huge hero has fallen in Kenya as Agnes Jebet Tirop, a two-time World Championship bronze medalist, has been found dead.
The sad incident was discovered On Wednesday, October 13 in her residence located at Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County throwing the entire continent into a state of mourning.
Barnaba Korir, Chairperson of Athletics Kenya in the Nairobi Region, verified the unfortunate news, saying she had stab wounds in her belly indicating that she did not die naturally but rather stabbed to death by a yet to be identified Person.
The 25-year-old long-distance runner represented Kenya at the Tokyo Olympics. She finished fourth in the 5,000m women’s finals at the Tokyo Olympics, clocking 14:39.62.
Tirop won bronze in the World 5,000m in 2019. She also took first place in the senior Cross Country Championships in 2015.
On September 12, 2021, Tirop broke the 10km World Record. She ran 30:01, which was 28 seconds faster than the previous women-only 10km road record held by Asmae Leghzaoui of Morocco in 2002.
Her ex-lover is suspected of carrying out the murder.
Photos from the scene below.
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