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Agnes Tirop: Kenyan world record holder found dead following alleged stabbing

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In accordance with the nation’s athletics physique, Tirop was found dead at her residence in Iten, after she was “allegedly stabbed.”

Native stories state Tirop was found dead with stab wounds in her stomach.

Athletics Kenya mentioned it was “nonetheless working to unearth extra particulars surrounding her demise.”

Tirop’s agent — Gianni Demadonna — additionally confirmed her passing by e-mail to CNN.

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Athletics Kenya weren’t instantly obtainable for additional remark when contacted by CNN.

Agnes Tirop in the 5,000m heats at Tokyo 2020.

The 25-year-old gained bronze medals within the 10,000m on the 2017 and 2019 World Championships and completed 4th within the 5,000m on the Tokyo Video games.

Final month, Tirop made historical past by taking 28 seconds off the long-standing, women-only world record for 10km on the Adizero Street To Data occasion in Germany.

Tirop completed in a time of 30:01 breaking the earlier record of 30:29 which had been set by Moroccan Asmae Leghzaoui in 2002.

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Following the race, she mentioned: “I am so completely satisfied to have damaged the world record. I felt the tempo was good. The course was excellent, too.”

On the 2015 IAAF World Cross Nation Championships, Tirop grew to become the second-youngest ever gold medalist within the ladies’s race after Zola Budd.

Athletics Kenya mentioned the nation had “misplaced a jewel who was one of many fastest-rising athletics giants on the worldwide stage, because of her eye-catching performances.”

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