Sport Agnes Tirop, Olympic distance runner from Kenya, found dead in her home

13:11  14 october  2021
13:11  14 october  2021 Source:   cbssports.com

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" Tirop was found dead at their home in Iten. We are still working to unearth more details surrounding her demise." "I urge our law enforcement agencies led by the [National Police Service Kenya ] to track down and apprehend the criminals responsible for the killing of Agnes so that they can face the full "Heartbreaking," sports journalist Usher Komugisha wrote in capital letters on Twitter. " Kenyan athlete Agnes Jebet Tirop , who represented Kenya at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the 5000m, has been found dead in her house with stab wounds to her abdomen. She was just 10 days away from her

One of Kenya ’s leading athletes, Agnes Tirop , has been found stabbed to death at her home in Iten, with police treating her husband as a suspect. The 25-year-old athlete, who broke the women-only 10,000m road record last month and also won bronze medals at the 2017 and 2019 world championships, was discovered by police on Wednesday after being reported missing by her father. Tom Makori, the head of police for the area, confirmed that Tirop ’s husband was a suspect after going missing.

Kenyan distance runner Agnes Tirop was found dead in her home, the country's track federation announced on Wednesday. She was 25. The track federation has alleged that Tirop, a two-time world championships bronze medalist, was stabbed by her husband in their home, according to the Associated Press.

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"Kenya has lost a jewel," the federation said in a statement.

According to reports, Tirop was found dead in her home in Iten, which is located in western Kenya. It is a town that is famous for serving as a training base for many long distance runners. Kenyan media has also reported that Tirop had stab wounds in her abdomen, but local police haven't announced any details regarding the manner of her death.

Tirop routinely competed in 5,000-meter and cross country running competitions. In 2015, she became the second-youngest ever gold medalist when she finished in first at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. She also was a junior champion at the African Cross Country Championships in 2014, where she held a record time of 14:50.36 minutes.

Tirop won a bronze medal in the 10,000-meter events at the 2017 and 2019 World Athletics Championships and is th world record holder in the 10-kilometer women's event.

Kenyan Olympic runner, world-record holder Agnes Tirop found stabbed to death; police searching for husband .
Kenyan Olympic long-distance runner Agnes Tirop was found stabbed to death in her home in Iten on Wednesday. Police say that Tirop's father reported her missing on Tuesday. Elgeyo Marakwet County police chief Tom Makori told reporters that they discovered Tirop's body with stab wounds on Wednesday and that they were seeking her husband for questioning. Tirop competed for Kenya in the Tokyo Olympics, where she finished fourth in the 5,000 meters. She won bronze medals at the 2017 and 2019 world championships in the 10,000 meters. She set a world record by 28 seconds in a 10 km road-race in Germany in September. Athletics Kenya addressed her death in a statement.

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