Agnes Tirop, an elite Kenyan long-distance runner who completed 4th on the Tokyo Olympics, was tragically discovered stabbed to dying in her house, in accordance with a Kenyan athletic fee.
She was solely 25 years outdated.
According to stories, police are actively on the lookout for Agnes’ husband who hasn’t been seen since her dying.
The BBC is reporting Agnes’ father referred to as police Tuesday night time, apprehensive he couldn’t attain his daughter.
Sadly, when police arrived at her house in Iten, Kenya, they discovered Tirop laying in mattress, surrounded by a pool of blood, in accordance with the UK outlet.
Police say the runner had what appeared like a stab wound to her neck … and that is what they consider induced her dying. She additionally reportedly had a stab wound to her abdomen.
Agnes’ husband was not on the house once they arrived … and has not been heard from since authorities arrived on the scene.
Tirop was probably the greatest long-distance runners on the planet. In reality, simply final month she set a girls’s world file at a 10-kilometer race in Germany. Agnes additionally took house bronze medals on the World Athletic Championships in 2017 and 2019.
(*25*) the nation’s athletics physique mentioned in an announcement.
Everyone from Adidas to Kenya’s president weighed in on the tragic loss.
“It is unsettling, utterly unfortunate and very sad that we’ve lost a young and promising athlete who, at a young age of 25 years, had brought our country so much glory,” Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya’s president mentioned in an announcement.
“The Adidas family is deeply saddened by the tragic news about Agnes Jebet Tirop. Agnes was an incredible person, a record-breaking athlete and a beloved member of our family. She will be greatly missed by us all and her legacy will forever live on in our memory,” the sportswear big tweeted.