A popular Olympic star was stabbed to death.
Agnes Tirop, a Kenyan Olympic athlete, was discovered dead in her home with apparent stab wounds.
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25-year-old Tirop represented Kenya in the 5,000m women’s finals at the recent Tokyo Olympics in Japan. She also made history by taking 28 seconds off the long-standing, women-only world record for 10km at the Adizero Road To Records event in Germany
Tirop became the second-youngest gold medalist in the women’s race after Zola Budd at the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.
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Agnes Tirop was stabbed in the abdomen, according to local media. Multiple reports, the deceased husband is the main suspect.
Athletics Kenya said the country had “lost a jewel who was one of the fastest-rising athletics giants on the international stage, thanks to her eye-catching performances.”
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Iten, in western Kenya, where Agnes was discovered dead, is well-known as a distance runner’s training ground.