Agnes Tirop

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Agnes Tirop
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Personal information
Birth nameAgnes Jebet Tirop
Nationality Kenya
Born(1995-10-23)23 October 1995
Uasin Gishu County, Kenya[1]
Died13 October 2021(2021-10-13) (aged 25)
Iten, Kenya
Sport
Country Kenya
SportAthletics
Event(s)5000 metres, 10,000 metres
Achievements and titles
World finals
  • 2017 London
  • 10,000 m - 33 Bronze
  • 2019 Doha
  • 10,000 m - 33 Bronze
Olympic finals
  • 2020 Tokyo
  • 5000 m - 4th
Personal best(s)

Agnes Jebet Tirop (23 October 1995 – 13 October 2021) was a Kenyan professional long-distance runner. She mainly competed in the 5000 metres and cross country running. She won bronze medal in the 10,000 metres events at the 2017 and 2019. Tirop also competed in the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Tirop was found dead in her home in Iten, Elgeyo-Marakwet County on 13 October 2021 with multiple stab wounds in the abdomen, aged 25.[2][3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Eurosport.com. Agnes Jebet Tirop. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  2. "Agnes Tirop: world record holder found dead at home in Kenya". The Guardian. 13 October 2021. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  3. Haigh, Phil. "World Championship 10,000m medallist Agnes Jebet Tirop found stabbed to death at home". Metro.co.uk. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  4. "Athletics Kenya". Retrieved 13 October 2021.