Tirop He will always be one of the great figures in athletics in his country, having achieved numerous successes such as bronze in the 10,000 meters of the 2017 and 2019 World Athletics Championships.
Just a month ago, she had just broken the women’s world record in this event in Germany with a time of 30:01. Before, the Moroccan Asmae Leghzaoui had it since June 8, 2002, with 30:29.
“We are still working to uncover more details about his death. Kenya has lost a jewel that was one of the fastest-rising athletics giants on the international stage, thanks to its striking performances on the track,” reads the statement released by Athletics Kenya in their social networks.
For all this exposed is that world sport is in mourning. Agnes Jebet Tirop, 25 year old Kenyan alteta, was found dead at her home in Iten, in Elgeyo Marakwet county (Kenya).
The main hypothesis is that her partner stabbed her to death, as she presented several stab wounds to her abdomen.