ITEN: Long-distance runner Agnès Tirop (Photo)Kenya’s two-time World Championship bronze medalist was found stabbed to death in her home, Athletics Kenya reported on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old represented Kenya in the 5,000m event at the Tokyo Olympics and was fourth in the final after a time of 14: 39.62.
“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 of his disappearance, ”Athletics Kenya said in a statement. declaration.
Last month Tirop broke the women’s 10km world record in Germany, crossing the finish line in 30:01 to shave 28 seconds off the previous record held by Moroccan Asmae Leghzaoui in 2002.
Tirop won bronze medals at the 2017 and 2019 world championships in the 10,000m event, and also won the 2015 cross country world championships. – Reuters