Olympic athlete found stabbed to death at home
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Olympic athlete found stabbed to death in his home in Kenya.
Olympic athlete Agnes Tirop, 25, was reportedly stabbed to death at her home in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County on Wednesday, October 13.
Local media reported that the crime scene is still in place. Police are investigating the circumstances of his death.
Tirop was a promising athlete and she represented Kenya at the Tokyo Olympics. She competed in the 5000 meters event where she finished fourth.
The president of Athletics Kenya in the Nairobi region, Barnaba Korir, has confirmed the shocking death. Korir said: “Athletics Kenya is upset this afternoon to learn of the untimely passing of 10,000m world bronze medalist Agnes Tirop.
“Tirop was found dead at their home in Iten after she was allegedly stabbed by her husband. We are still working to find out more details regarding his disappearance.
“Kenya lost a gem that was one of the fastest growing athletics giants on the international stage, thanks to their eye-catching performances on the track.
“Last month, she broke the women’s 10k women’s record in the Road to Records race in Germany, with a time of 30:01.
“Last week she finished an impressive second in 30:20 in the Valencia half marathon.
“Tirop’s decorated CV also includes a world cross country title in 2015 in which she made history as the second youngest medalist at this level.
“She also won the African Cross Country Championship in 2014 in Kampala, Uganda, as well as the World Junior Cross Country Championship in 2013 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.”
He added, “We pray that God will give strength to family and friends during this difficult time. “
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