Agnes Tirop: World record holder found dead as Kenya police seek husband

Kenyan Olympian and world cross-country champion Agnes Jebet Tirop was found dead at her home on October 13 in Iten, Kenya, with stab wounds in her stomach, according to a Tweet from Athletics Kenya.

Athletics Kenya wrote that her husband allegedly stabbed her, but that full details are not yet clear.

Her tragic death follows a successful summer of racing, during which she placed fourth in the 5,000 meters in Tokyo, as well as set the women’s road 10K record in 30:01.

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