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SAD NEWS: Kenyan athlete Agnes Tirop stabbed to Death

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

 Agnes Jebet Tirop, who was the 10km world record holder last month in Germany, was today found stabbed to death in her home in Iten Kenya.

SAD NEWS: Kenyan athlete Agnes Tirop stabbed to Death

The Kenyan athlete Agnes Jebet Tirop, who represented Kenya Flag of Kenya at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the 5000m, has been found dead in her house with stab wounds to her abdomen. 

Agnes Tirop – the two-time world medallist who broke the women's only 10km world record just a month ago – has died at the age 25. 

She was just 10 days away from her 26th birthday.

SAD NEWS: Kenyan athlete Agnes Tirop stabbed to Death

She also won the Africa Cross Country Championship in 2014 in Kampala, Uganda as well as the World Junior Cross Country Championship in 2013 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Last week, she finished an impressive second, timing 30:20 at the Valencia Half Marathon.


Tirop’s decorated CV also includes a World Cross Country title in 2015 during which she made history as the second youngest medalist at that level.


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.


 Just last month, she broke the women-only record in the women’s 10km at Road to Records Race in Germany, timing 30:01.


Tirop was found dead at their home in Iten after she was allegedly stabbed by her husband. We are still working to unearth more details surrounding her demise.