World Championship 10,000m medallist Tirop found wounded to death at home

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World Championship 10,000m medallist Tirop found stabbed to death at home

Agnes Jebet Tirop won bronze in the Women’s 10,000m at the seventeenth IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

Two-time World Championship bronze medallist Agnes Tirop has been found wounded to death at her home in Kenya.

The 25-year-old won bronze medals at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships in the 10,000m, likewise winning the 2015 World Cross Country Championships.

Executive of Athletics Kenya in the Nairobi Region, Barnaba Korir, affirmed the grievous information on the occurrence which happened in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County.

Reports express that she was found in her home with cut injuries to her mid-region, with an assertion from Athletics Kenya reading:

‘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.’

Statement from Athletics Kenya

Athletic Kenya are this evening troubled to find out with regards to the less than ideal passing of World 10,000m bronze medallist Agnes Tirop.

Tirop was discovered dead at their home in Iten after she was purportedly cut by her husband. We are as yet attempting to uncover more subtleties encompassing her demise.

Kenya has lost a gem who was one of the quickest rising sports goliaths on the global stage, because of her eye-getting exhibitions on the track.

Simply last month, she broke the ladies only record in the ladies’ 10km at Road to Records in Germany, timing 30:01.

Last week, she completed a great second, timing 30:20 at the Valencia Half Marathon.

Tirop’s enhanced CV likewise incorporates a World Cross Country title in 2015 during which she impacted the world forever as the second most youthful medallist at that level.

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

We ask that God give solidarity to loved ones at this troublesome time.

Tirop had set another ladies just 10km world record simply last month in Germany, going too far in 30:01, saying:

‘I am so happy to break the world record. The pace was tough but I felt my body was responding well.’

Tirop won bronze in the 10,000m in London 2017 and Doha 2019

The distance-sprinter addressed Kenya at the Tokyo Olympics this late spring in the 5,000m, where she completed fourth on 2 August this year.

She barely passed up an Olympic medal regardless of running a season best season of 14:39.62 in the 5,000m, with Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay crossing in 14:38.87.

Tirop praising a success in the Women’s 5000m Final during the Stockholm 2019 Diamond League

Tirop’s victory at the 2015 World Cross Country Championships at only 19-years of age made her the second-most youthful victor of the ladies’ race ever, behind the amazing Zola Budd.

Tirop had ventured to the far corners of the planet winning decorations with Kenya, asserting bronze in the 5,000m at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona in 2012 and winning gold in the lesser group race at the World Cross Country Championships in Poland the next year.

Her Cross County magnificence in 2015 came in Guiyang, China, before World Championship awards in the UK and Qatar.