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All Athletics Events Suspended in Honor of Agnes Tirop


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Athletics Kenya has issued a directive that all althletics activities shall be suspended for two weeks effective immediately in the honor of fore gone Agnes.The athletics federation has issued the statement as they term Tirop a lost a jewel who was one of the fastest rising athletics giants on the international stage.

The 25-year-old was found deceased in her house in Elgeyo Marakwet County with stab.The women’s 10 km race at this year’s KDF Annual Cross-country Championship held at the Moi Airbase in Eastleigh Nairobi.

Agnes has not only been mourned by her fellow Kenyan athletes and government officials but international media as well, terming her as a talented and promising athlete. 

She has an exemplary record in Olympics with her recent achievement being the World Record Holder in the 10KM race, after finishing in a time of 30:01.She was recently the women's representative in the 5000 metres women's race at the Tokyo Olympics.

One of her greatest achievements is being the youngest female to win the World Cross since Zola Budd in 1985, and the second youngest in the history of World Cross Country Athletics.Her prominence grew in 2012 after she became the runners up in the Kenyan Cross Country Championships. 

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