“The heroine of Kenya.

This is how the President of the country, Uhuru Kenyatta, paid tribute to Agnes Tirop, found dead, stabbed in the abdomen, at her home in Iten, a famous high-altitude training center in the west of France. Kenya.

“It is disturbing, extremely unhappy and sad to lose such a promising and young athlete who, at 25, had already brought glory to our country by her exploits on the track,” added the president.

The Kenyan Athletics Federation also mourned the death of the runner in a statement: “Kenya lost a diamond who was one of the fastest growing athletes on the international stage thanks to her remarkable performances on the track. .

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A rising star in athletics in her country, Agnes Tirop had just broken the world record for the 10 km a month ago in an all-female race in 30'01 "in Herzogenaurach (Germany). She had won the bronze at the World Championships. over 10,000m in 2017 and 2019, and became the world cross-country champion in 2015. This summer, at the Tokyo Olympics, she finished fourth in the 5,000m.

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