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Agnes Tirop: slain star was 'jewel' in Kenya's athletics crown

Agnes Tirop: slain star was 'jewel' in Kenya's athletics crown

2021-10-16 04:36:00 AM

Agnes Tirop: slain star was 'jewel' in Kenya's athletics crown

Kenya, the country's athletics body lamented, had lost a ’jewel’. Agnes Tirop who was one of the fastest rising athletics giants on the international stage.

"Agnes was our only hope. We, as athletes in the family, we don't know what we are going to do," said her cousin Joash Limo, himself a 5,000m athlete, who called for the government to ensure justice was served.He spoke as mourners, some of them sobbing, gathered at the family home in a village about two hours' drive from Iten where relatives proudly showed off Tirop's medals and trophies.

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Tirop's grief-stricken mother Dinah spoke about her daughter's generosity to the family -- paying for school fees and clothes for children."I also depended on her for everything," she said."Whenever she visited home, she would shop for me and we would all celebrate being with her."

In Iten, the high-altitude training centre in the Rift Valley in western Kenya, fellow athletes said they were heartbroken."Agnes Tirop has been one of us, we have been training around here in Iten, participating and representing our community, representing our nation in various events in the world. She's been doing really, really good," said Isaiah Kosgei, marathon runner and sports physiotherapist. headtopics.com

After her 10k victory in Germany, Tirop posted a picture of herself on Instagram with a beaming smile and her yellow running shoes inscribed with the world-beating time.She thanked God, her managers, sponsors and her fans, ending with a now deeply poignant declaration:"Tomorrow is promising."

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Kenyan athlete Agnes Tirop stabbed to death“Tirop was found dead at their home in Iten after she was allegedly stabbed by her husband. We are still working to unearth more details surrounding her demise,” Athletics Kenya said in a statement.

Agnes Tirop’s husband on the run following death of star athlete - Kenyan policeAgnes Tirop's husband Emmanuel Rotich was named by police as a suspect in the death of the 25-year-old double world championships medallist and Olympian. Artii_M Condolences- very sad- what justification does one have to take another like?