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Prestigious Race Renamed In Honor Of Fallen Athlete Agnes Tirop

According to the statement issued by Athletics Kenya on Saturday 23rd October, the Eldoret Leg of the World Cross Country name has been changed to Agnes Tirop Memorial Tour. The name changes with immediate imediate effect as Athletics Kenya prepare to host the race as scheduled in February 2022. Many athletes has attended the burial of the 5,000 metres long distance medal holder at Kapnyamisa village, Mosoriot, Nandi County.

The athletes present took the podium to mobilize support for a foundation will be named after the deceased. Middle distance runner Janet Jepkosgei announced the athletes are teaming with area leadership to ensure the foundation becomes a success. The foundation is set to fight for Gender Based Violence which is prevalent in Kenya. It is also in support of children's education who were supported by Tirop.

Yesterday athletes from Nandi, Elgeyo Marakwet, Uasin Gishu and Trans Nzoia took to Eldoret town streets as they escorted Tirop and raised awareness on Gender Based Violence. Agnes Tirop was found dead in her home Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet a week ago. Her husband Rotich who is the prime suspect in the murder case revealed he was the one who killed her associating it with current misunderstandings. Rest in peace hero Agnes Tirop.

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