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World Championship bronze medalist Tirop stabbed to death-News

Kenya’s two-time world championship bronze medalist, long-distance runner Agnes Tirop, was found dead stabbed in her home, athletics Kenya said Wednesday.

The 25-year-old represented Kenya in the Tokyo Olympics 5,000m event, finishing 4th in the final after recording 14: 39.62.

“Tyrop was found dead at his home in Iten after being stabbed by her husband. We are still working to reveal the details surrounding her death,” athletics said. Kenya said in a statement.

Last month, Tirop broke the women-only 10km world record in Germany, crossing the line at 30:01, a reduction of 28 seconds from the previous record held by Asmae Leghzaoui in Morocco in 2002.

Tirop won the bronze medal in the 10,000m event at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships and also won the 2015 World Cross Country Championships.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a statement, “It is even more painful for Kenyan hero Agnes to hurt his young life in a criminal act persisted by selfish and timid people.” rice field.

“I urge law enforcement agencies led by the National Police to track down and arrest criminals responsible for Agnes’ murder.”




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