World record holder and Olympic star, athlete from Kenya is stabbed to death – Prime Time Zone

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According to the Kenya Athletics Federation, the main suspect of having committed the crime is the husband of Agnes Jebet Tirop

REUTERS / Ibraheem Al Omari / File PhotoJebet Tirop, Olympic star and world record holder for Kenya, was stabbed to death

A Kenya Athletics Federation informed, on the morning of Wednesday, 13, that the athlete Agnes Jebet Tirop was found dead, with signs of stabbing. According to the statement, the body of the 25-year-old runner was found by neighbors, who heard noises in the athlete’s house. Police officer, the Kenyan’s husband is the main suspect is at large, according to the announcement. Tirop, a bronze medalist in the last 10 km world championship in street competition, had just broken the global record for the event. In addition, she was fourth in the 5,000 m in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

“Kenya lost a gem that was one of the fastest rising athletics giants on the international stage. We were very disturbed to learn about the untimely death of 10,000m world bronze medalist Agnes Jebet Tirop,” the Kenya Federation reported. “We pray that God gives strength to family and friends in this difficult time”, added the organization, who praised the athlete’s achievements, who lived the expectation of being in Paris-2024.

Kenya Athletics Federation Press Release

Kenya Athletics Federation press release on Tirop’s assassination