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14 October 2021, 10am

Husband alleged killer

10km world record holder Agnes Tirop found dead at 25

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Agnes Tirop, who only one month ago set a world record for 10km in a women-only road race, has been found dead at her home in Iten, Kenya, with stab wounds to her stomach.

Athletics Kenya said that she was allegedly killed by her husband.

The 25-year-old had finished fourth in the 5000m at the Tokyo Olympics in August. She had started her career by becoming the second youngest ever winner of the World Cross-Country Championships back in 2015 at the age of 19. She went on to twice win bronze medals in the World Championships of 2017 and 2019.


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