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Agnes Jebet Tirop is dead

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World 10,000m bronze medalist and 2015 World Cross Country Champion, Agnes Jebet Tirop is dead.

She recently represented Kenya at the #Tokyo2020 Olympics.

Two-time World Championship bronze medallist Agnes Tirop has been found stabbed to death at her home in Kenya.

The 25-year-old won bronze medals at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships in the 10,000m, also winning the 2015 World Cross Country Championships.

Chairperson of Athletics Kenya in the Nairobi Region, Barnaba Korir, confirmed the tragic news of the incident which occurred in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County.

Reports state that she was found in her house with stab wounds to her abdomen, with a statement from Athletics Kenya reading: ‘Tirop was found dead at their home in Iten after she was allegedly stabbed by her husband. We are still working to unearth more details surrounding her demise.’

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