Kenyan athletic star Agnes Jebet Tirop found dead in her home

Johannesburg- Kenya has lost a jewel that was one of the fastest-rising athletics giants on the international stage.

Agnes Jebet Tirop (25) was reportedly found dead at her home in Iten, Kenya with stab wounds on her abdomen.

Last month Tirop broke the women-only record in the women’s 10km at Road to Records Race in Germany and she also represented her country at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the 5000m.

According to a statement released by Athletics Kenya, her death is still being investigated.

“We are still working to unearth more details surrounding her demise. We pray that God may grant strength to family and friends at this difficult time,” read a statement from Athletics Kenya.

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