Tirop, who was found dead in her house last week in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County, was at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where she finished fourth within the 5,000 metres final won by Sifan Hassan of European country.
Thousands of mourners from far and wide thronged the little-known Kapnyamisa village to pay their deference to the double world championships medallist whose death has exposed the pressures Kenyan female athletes undergo.
Tirop's husband, Ibrahim Rotich, has been in custody since last week on Friday and police say he's the most suspect within the gruesome murder of the budding athlete, whose rising star was restrain at just 25.
More than 5,000 people, majority of them athletes, coaches, managers and fans, converged at St Michael Kapnyamisa school where she was eulogised collectively of the most effective athletes Kenya had.
During the service, athletes presented a song to celebrate their departed comrade. Three-time London Marathon champion Mary Keitany, who was Tirop's training mate and neighbour, led uncountable athletes in honouring their compatriot.
The Olympic marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir said Tirop was one in all the athletes who was headed fro greatness. She said she was in line to win Kenya the elusive 10,000m gold at the planet Championships and Olympics.
The world 5,000m world champion, Hellen Obiri, revealed she had passed the mantle to Tirop now that she has moved to road races.
Former Javelin champion Julius Yego, 800m record holder David Rudisha, world marathon bronze medallist Amos Kipruto, multiple world and Olympic champion Ezekiel Kemboi, Jairus Birech, former 800m champion Janeth Jepkosgei among other world beaters were present.
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