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Husband Stabs Kenyan Athlete Agnes Tirop to Death

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Agnes Tirop, has been reportedly stabbed to death in her home in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County.

Agnes, who is a two-time World Championship bronze medallist, was on Wednesday stabbed to death by her husband.

A statement by the Kenya Athletic leadership reads; “We are this afternoon distraught to learn about the untimely death of World 10,000m bronze medalist Agnes Jebet Tirop.

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“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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Tirop first made history in 2015 when she won the World Cross Country title, becoming the second youngest medalist at the event.

She further won a bronze medal at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships in the 10,000m category.

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Tirop missed out on a podium finish at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, after coming fourth in the 5,000m final.

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