At the Tokyo Olympics, she finished fourth in the 5,000 meter final, recently breaking a road record. Now the Kenyan Agnes Tirop has been found dead.
Shock news from the world of athletics. The 25-year-old Kenyan athlete Agnes Tirop was found dead in her home on Wednesday. The Kenyan Association announced this on Twitter.
According to a report by “Athletics Kenya” there are indications that Tirop was stabbed by her husband. In media reports on Wednesday, photos of a police operation in Iten in the north-west of the country were to be seen, where many runners live and train.
Kenya has lost a jewel, the association said. They are beside themselves with grief for the aspiring runner and are still working to find out details about her death.
Tirop had only set a road world record over ten kilometers in Herzogenaurach just under four weeks ago. At both the 2017 World Cup and the 2019 World Cup, she also won the bronze medal over 10,000 meters.