The 25-year-old Kenyan long-distance running world champion was stabbed to death at his home. The suspect was that his husband broke the world record last month.
[Global Times]The Kenya Athletics Association issued a statement on the 13th that Kenyan long-distance runner Agnes Tirop was stabbed to death at home and her husband is currently the biggest suspect. According to the Kenya Athletics Association, “Kenya has lost a gem and she is one of the fastest-growing track and field superstars on the international stage”.
Last month, Tirop crossed the finish line in 30 minutes and 01 seconds, breaking the world record for women’s 10 km long-distance running in Germany. Tirop also won bronze medals at the 10,000m World Championships in 2017 and 2019, and won the championship in the 2015 World Cross Country Championships. The local police said that Tirop was found bloody in his home, stabbed in his abdomen and neck, and died. The police told Kenyan TV that Tirop’s husband was the suspect because the police received a message from Tirop’s husband’s family saying that Tirop’s husband was crying while calling his parents and asked God to forgive him. He did bad things.
The World Athletics Association, the international track and field management agency, was “deeply shocked and saddened” by Tyrop’s death. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a statement: “Kenya’s heroes have thus painfully lost their young lives due to selfish and cowardly criminal acts… I urge the law enforcement agencies led by the National Police to quickly And fully investigate the case and arrest the murderer.”