Kenyan Olympian and 5000m women's representative to Tokyo Olympics Agnes Tirop was on Wednesday October 13 found dead in her house in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet county.
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Tirop, according to reports had stab wounds in the abdomen.Unconfirmed reports indicate that the henious act was done by her enstranged husband.
"AK is distraught to learn about the untimely death of 10000m bronze medalist Agnes Tirop.She was found dead at her home in Iten after she was allegedly stabbed by her husband. We are still working to unearth more details surrounding her demise."
"Kenya has lost a jewel who was one of the fastest -rising athletics giants on the international stage thanks to her eye-catching performances on the track ," read part of AK's statement.
The news of Tirop's demise has come as a shock to many as just last month, Tirop broke the only women record in the women's 10km at Road to Records case in Germany timing 30.01. Last week, she finished an impressive second timing 30.20 at the Valencia half marathon.
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