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Agnes Tirop: Kenyan world document holder discovered lifeless following alleged stabbing

In keeping with the nation’s athletics physique, Tirop was discovered lifeless at her dwelling in Iten, after she was “allegedly stabbed.”

Native stories state Tirop was discovered lifeless 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.

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

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 document for 10km on the Adizero Street To Data occasion in Germany.

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

Following the race, she mentioned: “I am so glad to have damaged the world document. 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, due to her eye-catching performances.”

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta additionally paid tribute, saying in an announcement: “It’s unsettling, totally unlucky and really unhappy that we have misplaced a younger and promising athlete who, at a younger age of 25 years, she had introduced our nation a lot glory by her exploits on the worldwide athletics stage together with on this 12 months’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics the place she was a part of the Kenyan workforce in Japan.”