The young Kenyan long-distance runner, also a world cross-country champion, was found dead at her home
Kenyan athlete Agnes Tirop, a bronze medalist in 10,000 meters at the London 2017 and Doha 2019 World Championships and a cross-country gold medalist in 2015, was found dead on Wednesday, a victim of stab wounds.
Tirop, 25, was fourth in 5,000 meters at the Tokyo Olympics and was regarded as a rising star in her country’s athletics.
The Kenyan was found dead at her home at the Iten altitude training center in western Kenya, and her death could be a homicide. Kenya lost a diamond. She was one of the fastest progressing athletes on the international scene, thanks to her outstanding performances on the track, ”Athletics Kenya deplored in a statement.