Agnes Jebet Tirop was only 25 years old and found dead in her home. Husband will have stabbed Tirop.
Day of mourning in Kenya and in world athletics: Agnes Jebet Tirop was murdered, having been found dead this Wednesday.
The tragedy has already been confirmed by the Kenya Athletics Federation, which indicates that the athlete was at her home in Iten, a city in Kenya. It was found by neighbors, who had heard a discussion the night before, according to local media.
was stabbed and the the perpetrator was her husband, although the federation indicates that it is still collecting more information about what happened.
Kenya “lost a jewel” of its athletics, regrets the federation, in a release.
African and world champion in cross country, Tirop had registered several top world marks, especially in the 10,000 meters, where he won the bronze medal in two consecutive World Cups: London 2017 and Doha 2019.
Just over two months ago, the young Kenyan was in the Tokyo Olympic Games. He reached the final and took fourth place, less than a second off the podium.
Agnes Jebet Tirop had only 25 years.
This news comes just four days after the death of a Kenyan, also an expert in 10,000 meters and cross country: Hosea Macharinyang Mwok, who will have committed suicide at home.