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JUST IN: 25-Yr-Old Olympic Runner Stabbed To Death [PHOTO]




Kenyan Olympic runner, Agnes Tirop has been found dead in her home with apparent stab wounds.

The 25-year-old Tirop represented Kenya in the 5,000m women’s finals at the recent Tokyo Olympics in Japan. She also made history by taking 28 seconds off the long-standing, women-only world record for 10km at the Adizero Road To Records event in Germany.

Tirop finished in a time of 30:01 breaking the previous record of 30:29 which had been set by Moroccan Asmae Leghzaoui in 2002.

At the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Tirop became the second-youngest ever gold medalist in the women’s race after Zola Budd.

According to local media, she was stabbed in the abdomen. Multiple reports point to the deceased husband as the prime suspect.

Athletics Kenya said the country had “lost a jewel who was one of the fastest-rising athletics giants on the international stage, thanks to her eye-catching performances.”

Per the BBC, Tom Makori, head of police for the area, said, “When [police] got in the house, they found Tirop on the bed and there was a pool of blood on the floor.”

“They saw she had been stabbed in the neck, which led us to believe it was a knife wound,” Makori added, “and we believe that is what caused her death.”

Makori confirmed that Kipleting is a suspect they want to question.

“Her husband is still at large, and preliminary investigations tell us her husband is a suspect because he cannot be found,” said Makori. “Police are trying to find her husband so he can explain what happened to Tirop.”



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