Agnes Tirop was discovered lifeless in her dwelling on October 12, 2021. “She must have been stabbed,” the Kenya Athletics Federation stated. The 25-year-old athlete completed third within the 10,000 meters on the World Athletics Championships.
Shock and shock within the Kenyan athletics world. Almost ten years after Samuel Wanjirus’ violent demise, it’s Agnes Tirop’s flip to die in brutal circumstances, on October 12, 2021.
“Tirop was found dead in their home in Iten after she was allegedly stabbed by her husband,” stated a press release from the Kenya Athletics Association. We are nonetheless working to search out out extra details about his disappearance. “Local authorities have not confirmed the circumstances surrounding the death.
A safe bet in long distance running Agnes Tirop was not the most famous Kenyan athlete. But she was a sure bet in long distance running. After becoming world champion in cross-country skiing in 2015, she finished 3rd in the 10,000 meters at the 2017 and 2019 Worlds.
All he needed was an Olympic medal to join the circle of the most recognized athletes in Kenya. A medal she had almost won and finished in fourth place in the 5000 meters during the Tokyo 2021 Games.
World record Evidence of her steady progress, the young woman broke the world record for 10 kilometers on September 12, 2021 in Herzogenaurach (Germany), with a stopwatch of 30 minutes and 1 second.
“Kenya misplaced a diamond that was one in every of the quickest rising athletes on the worldwide stage because of her outstanding achievements on the observe,” honors Athletics Kenya.