Tokyo Olympian Agnes Jebet Tirop Found Dead at Her Home

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Runner's World 13 October, 2021 - 10:58am 3 views

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Kenyan Olympic runner and two-time world championship bronze medalist Agnes Tirop was found dead at her home Wednesday with stab wounds and her husband was missing and wanted for questioning, police said. The Washington PostKenyan runner Agnes Tirop found dead, police hunt husband

[PHOTOS] Kenyans mourn 'jewel' Tirop after murder in Iten

The Star, Kenya 13 October, 2021 - 07:05am

•In a statement on Wednesday, Athletics Kenya said Kenya has lost a jewel.

•“A jewel who was one of the fasted rising athletics giants on the international stage thanks to her eye catching performances on the tracks,” AK said.

Kenyans have euologised World 10,000m bronze medalist Agnes Tirop after she was found dead in Iten.

Tirop was found dead in her house  with stab wounds in the neck and abdomen.

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen said Kenya is saddened by the passing of Tirop.

“The international long distance runner was cruelly murdered at her home in Iten. I hope the police will quickly apprehend the perpetrators,” he said via Twitter.

“My condolences to the family, colleagues & friends of Ms Tirop. May she RIP.”

In a statement on Wednesday, Athletics Kenya said Kenya has lost a jewel.

“A jewel who was one of the fastest rising athletics giants on the international stage thanks to her eye catching performances on the tracks,” AK said.

She was a world cross country winner in 2015 during which she made history as the second youngest medalist at that level.

She also won the Africa Cross Country championship in 2014 in Kampala as well as the world junior cross country championship in 2013 in Poland.

“We pray that God may grant strength to family and friends at this difficult time .”

@alexisaboke said:"Heartbreaking to lose such an amazing talent in Athletics under weird circumstances. Kenya has lost big! Rest well 2015 World Cross Country Champion Agnes Tirop."

To the Late Great Agnes Tirop, I am deeply suddened by your gruesome murder. You flied our flag high and made Kenya earn global respect. But that's life, sometimes very unfair. May your great soul rest in peace heroine. To whoever did that, may her blood forever hunt you. pic.twitter.com/dsm1006nbK

BREAKING: Kenyan athlete Agnes Tirop who represented Kenya at the Tokyo Olympics found dead with stab wounds in her house in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County#kenyans#EnoughIsEnough #justice pic.twitter.com/v9YuUUL4Yq

Tirop has been living at an athletics camp after differing with her husband but returned two days ago at the home following reconciliation by relatives and friends.

Only last month, Tirop set the athletics world alight when she set a new women-only world record in 10km when she clocked 30:01 to cut the tape at the Adizero Road to Records event in Herzogenaurach, Germany. 

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