Kenyan distance runner and Olympics star Agnes Jebet Tirop found stabbed to death at her home with criminal investigation underway and her husband considered ‘a suspect because he cannot be found’
- Distance runner Agnes Jebet Tirop has been stabbed to death at her Kenya home
- Tirop, 25, is a two-time world 10,000m bronze medallist and died of her wounds
- A criminal investigation is underway and her husband is considered ‘a suspect’
One of the world’s leading distance runners, Agnes Jebet Tirop, has been stabbed to death at her home in Kenya.
The 25-year-old, a two-time world 10,000m bronze medallist, died of wounds to her neck and abdomen.
A criminal investigation is underway. Tom Makori, head of police for the area, said: ‘Her husband is still at large and preliminary investigations tell us he is a suspect because he cannot be found.
Kenyan distance runner Agnes Jebet Tirop has been found stabbed to death at her home
‘Police are trying to find him so he can explain what happened to Tirop.’
Tirop’s death comes only a month after she broke the world 10,000m women-only road record in Germany.
Athletics Kenya said: ‘We are this afternoon distraught to learn about the untimely death of world 10,000m bronze medallist Agnes Tirop. Kenya has lost a jewel who was one of the fastest-rising athletics giants on the international stage, thanks to her eye-catching performances on the track.’
Tirop was fourth in the Olympic 5,000m final in Tokyo in August.
Tirop, a two-time world 10,000m bronze medallist, died of wounds to her neck and abdomen