Agnes Jebet Tirop Biography – Age, Career, Death & Husband As Suspect

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Agnes Jebet Tirop was a Kenyan professional long-distance runner who mainly competed in the 5000 meters and cross country running.

Profile

Name Tirop
Real Name Agnes Jebet Tirop
Age 25 years (as of 2021)
Date of Birth 23 October 1995
Birth Place Uasin Gishu County, Kenya
Date of Death 13 October 2021
Gender Female
Profession Professional long-distance runner
Religion Christian

 

Age

She was born on 23 October 1995

Career

She was the second-youngest ever gold medallist in the women’s race in the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

She came third in the 2017 and 2019 world championships in London and Doha, respectively, and also won the gold of the 2015 World Cross Country Championships.

Death

She was found dead in her home in the Iten Training Center in western Kenya, and the same source added that her death may have been the result of a murder.

Athletics Kenya reaction

“Kenya lost a diamond, which was one of the most advanced runners on the international stage, thanks to its remarkable achievements on the track,” the Athletics Kenya Federation said in a statement.

Husband As Suspect

Police say her husband has gone missing after her death.

On Wednesday, crime scene investigators got to the house of Tirop, afta her father reported to the police saying she went missing on Tuesday night.

“When [police]to the house, they found her on the bed and saw blood on the ground,” Tom Makori, head of police

She was stabbed on her neck. Her husband is at large. Police believe the CCTV footage will help in the investigation.

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