Adidas tribute to murdered athlete Agnes Jebet Tirop

Adidas foot wear sent a tribute to World Championship athlete Agnes Jebet Tirop who was found murdered on 13TH October 2021 in her house in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County.

 Tirop was found dead at their home in Iten after she was allegedly stabbed by her husband.

Athletics Kenya sent out a tweet on October 13th 2021 after learning about the athlete’s death

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“Athletics Kenya are this afternoon distraught to learn about the untimely death of World 10,000m bronze medalist Agnes Tirop.

“Kenya has lost a jewel who was one of the fastest-rising athletics giants on the international stage, thanks to her eye-catching performances on the track” part of Athletics Kenya statement read.

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The 25-year-old won bronze medals at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships in the 10,000m, also winning the 2015 World Cross Country Championships.

The distance-runner represented Kenya at the Tokyo Olympics this summer in the 5,000m, where she finished fourth on 2 August this year.

Tirop broke the women-only record in the women’s 10km in November 2021 at Road to Records Race in Germany, timing 30:01 having finished an impressive second, timing 30:20 at the Valencia Half Marathon last week.

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Tirop’s decorated CV also includes a World Cross Country title in 2015 during which she made history as the second youngest medalist at that level.

She also won the Africa Cross Country Championship in 2014 in Kampala, Uganda as well as the World Junior Cross Country Championship in 2013 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

 

  

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