Kenyan World Championship Medalist, Tirop Stabbed to Death

Kenyan two-time world championship bronze medalist, Agnes Jebet Tirop, has been killed.

It was revealed on Wednesday by Athletics Kenya (AK) that the athlete, aged 25 was stabbed to death. 

Tirop was found at home in Iten with stab wounds, according to AK and local media reports.

“We are still working to unearth more details surrounding her demise,” said AK.

“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.”

Tirop won world bronze over 10,000 metres in 2017 and 2019, and finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer.

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