Kenya’s long-distance runner Agnes Tyrup, a two-time world championship bronze medalist, was found dead stabbed in her home, athletics Kenya said Wednesday.
The 25-year-old boy represented Kenya at the 5,000 m event of the Tokyo Olympics and finished fourth in the final.
“Tyrop was found dead at his home in Iten after being stabbed by her husband. We are still working to reveal the details surrounding her death,” athletics said. Kenya said in a statement.
Local police said Tyrup’s husband was the suspect.
“I received a message from Tyrop’s husband’s family that he called his parents in tears and asked God to forgive him because of the bad things he did,” said Keiyo North Sub-County. Police commander Tom Makori spoke privately. Owns NTV Kenya TV.
“When the police went to Tyrop’s house, they found her blood under her bed and lots of blood on the floor.
“When police saw the body, she looked like she was stabbed in the neck with what we suspected was a knife.”
Last month, Tirop broke the women-only 10km world record in Germany, crossing the line at 30:01, a reduction of 28 seconds from the previous record held by Asmae Leghzaoui in Morocco in 2002.
Tirop won the bronze medal at 10000 m at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships and also won the 2015 World Cross Country Championships.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a statement, “It is even more painful for Kenyan hero Agnes to hurt his young life in a criminal act persisted by selfish and timid people.” rice field.
“I urge law enforcement agencies led by the National Police to track down and arrest criminals responsible for Agnes’ murder.”
World Championship bronze medalist finds Tyrop stabbed to death-SABC News
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