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Kenyan athlete Agnes Tirop found Dead

Kenyan athlete Agnes Tirop who represented the country in Tokyo Olympics has been found dead in her house in the Elgeyo-Marakwet County, where many athletes train.

The 25-year-old, former women’s only world record holder in 10km road race, was found dead with stab wounds to her stomach and neck on Wednesday morning.

A statement released by Athletics Kenya indicated she was allegedly being stabbed by her husband, though they are still working to uncover the details.

“Atheltics Kenya are this afternoon distraught to learn about the untimely death of World 10,000 metres bronze medallist Agnes Tirop,” AK said.

“Kenya has lost a jewel who was one of the fastest-rising athletics giants on the international stage, thanks to her eye-catching performances on the track… We pray that God may grant strength to family and friends at this difficult time.”

Tirop finished fourth in the 5,000-meter final at this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, coming behind winner Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands, Hellen Obiri and Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay.

She set new world record in 10km road race after clocking 30:01 during the Adizero Road to Records event in Herzogenaurach, Germany in September.


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