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Big Blow To Kenyan Athletics Fraternity After The Demise Of World Gold Medalist

On Wednesday 13, October was a day of sorrow and disbelief after news came in that 2015 world cross country championships gold medalist Agnes Tirop had been found dead.The news emerged in the evening when her body was found in her home at Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet county with multiple stabs especially in the abdomen.

Tirop lastly represented Kenya at the Tokyo Olympics in the 10,000 meters discipline where she did not manage a place into the medal podium.Apart from this, she has represented the nation in other many times clinching bronze medals in the 2017 and 2019 World Athletics Championships in London and Doha respectively.

Before graduating into the track, Tirop was a huge name in the World Cross Country Championships where she managed one gold medal and two silver medals between 2013 to 2015.

Tirop death which is being suspected to be a murder comes only 10 days to her 26th birthday which was set for 23rd October.Kenya has really lost a champion.What is your memorable race which Tirop took part in? Feel free to share your views on the comment section and remember to share and follow for more news.

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Elgeyo Marakwet Kenya Tirop Tokyo World Cross Country Championships

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