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Kenyan Long Distance Runner Agnes Tirop Found Stabbed To Death

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25 years old long-distance Kenyan Olympic star, Agnes Jebet Tirop has been found dead at her house in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya.

 

She was found dead with stab wounds in her stomach.

 

Her death was confirmed earlier by Barnaba Korir, the chairperson of Athletics Kenya in the Nairobi Region.

 

Her death is coming just two months after her participation at the Tokyo Olympics where she finished fourth on the 5,000 meters table.

 

Tirop lost on the medal table at the Tokyo games by just less than a second on the watch to Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay who pipped her to the bronze medal.

 

Tirop made history when she slashed 28 seconds from compatriot Sheila Chepkirui, a 19-year-old woman, in 10km to break the mark of 30:29 which had been set by Moroccan Asmae Leghzaoui in 2002.

 

She became the second-youngest medallist at the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in the women’s race.

 

She was a medallist at the junior level at the World Cross Country and World Junior Championships and she was the junior champion at the African Cross Country Championships in 2014.

 

“She was just 10 days away from her 26th birthday. Rest in peace Queen!”

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