Breaking news, Tokyo Olympic 5,000M star found dead

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Agnes Tirop, Kenya’s 5,000m women’s representative to Tokyo Olympics has been found dead on Wednesday, October 13.

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Tirop was found dead at her home in Elgeyo Marakwet County – she had stabs wounds in the abdomen. The circumstances surrounding her death remain unclear at the time of publishing this story.

 

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The star athlete had just become the world record holder last month after winning the 10km road race after clocking 30:01 during the Adizero Road to Records event in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

 

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At the age of 19 years, Tirop become the youngest winner of the World Cross since Zola Budd in 1985. Second youngest in World Cross Country Athletics history.

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She was also the junior champion at the African Cross Country Championships in 2014.

 

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She holds a 5000m best of 14:50.36 minutes. She won a bronze medal in the 10,000 metres event at the 2017 World Championship.

 

 

 

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