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Agnes Tirop: Two-time World Championship bronze medalist found dead at home in Kenya |  Athletics News


Agnes Tirop was found dead, aged 25, at her home in Iten, western Kenya; Tirop won bronze in the 10,000m at the World Athletics Championships in 2017 and 2019, and finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics this year.

Last update: 10/13/21 2:44 p.m.

Agnes Tirop celebrates bronze medal in women’s 10,000m final at World Athletics Championships in Doha 2019

Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop, a two-time bronze medalist at the World Championships, was found dead at her home, the country’s athletics federation said on Wednesday.

Athletics Kenya said he was still working to uncover details of the incident, but had been made aware of Tirop’s death. She was 25 years old.

Her body was found at her home in Iten, western Kenya, a town known to be a training base for long-distance runners.

Police did not immediately give details other than to say they were investigating.

Athletics Kenya said the country had “lost a gem”.

Tirop won bronze in the women’s 10,000m at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships and finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics.

Last month Tirop broke the world record in the women’s 10 km road race.

Her career took off when she won the world cross country title in 2015 at the age of 19 to become the second youngest female champion in history.

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