Tirop was found dead in her house stabbed
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A few days before she turned 26, Agnes Thirop was found dead at her home in Etten and her body full of knives.
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Tirop, who was world champion in off-roading in 2015 and won a bronze medal in the 10,000m at both the 2017 World Championships in London and the 2019 World Championships in Doha, represented Kenya at the Tokyo Olympics in the 5,000m today. her house dead having several knives in her abdomen. Police suspect the focus is on her ex-partner.
Thirop made history at the age of 20, in 2015 when she won the gold medal in the world off-road as she was the 2nd youngest athlete after Zola Bad.
She distinguished herself as an athlete from an early age, winning the bronze medal in the 5,000m at the junior world championships at the age of 17. The following year she was 2nd in the junior world junk in Bydgoszcz and in 2014, in the junior world championship again, she was third in the 5,000m.
In the 5,000m final this year at the Tokyo Olympics, she was 4th with 14: 39.62.
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