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Olympic Distance Runner Agnes Tirop Found Stabbed To Death in Her Home

Her husband is believed to be a suspect.

Olympian Agnes Tirop was found stabbed to death in her home in Iten, Kenya. Authorities are investigating. 

The 25-year-old long-distance runner was found the evening of Oct. 12 after her father reported her missing, according to BBC Sports. Her husband is believed to be a suspect.

Tom Makori, the head of the local police department, told reporters, "When [police] got in the house, they found Tirop on the bed and there was a pool of blood on the floor. They saw she had been stabbed in the neck, which led us to believe it was a knife wound, and we believe that is what caused her death. Her husband is still at large, and preliminary investigations tell us her husband is a suspect because he cannot be found. Police are trying to find her husband so he can explain what happened to Tirop."

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At the 2017 World Athletics Championships, Tirop won a bronze medal in the 10,000-meter events, In 2019, she became the world record holder in the 10-kilometer women's event.

Agnes Tirop also participated in the Tokyo Olympics, where she placed  fourth in the women's 5,000m race

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