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Oct 14, 2021
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World running championships medalist found dead


Kenyan runner Agnes Jebet Tyrop is found dead at her home in Iten. This was reported on Twitter by the country’s Athletics Federation.

According to the source, knife wounds were found on the body of the athlete. It is noted that the 25-year-old athlete could have been killed by her husband. The federation expressed condolences to the family and friends of the runner. “Kenya has lost a gem and one of the future stars of athletics,” the message says.

Tyrop is the bronze medalist of the 2017 and 2019 World Championships in the ten thousand meters. At the Olympic Games in Tokyo, she finished fourth in the five thousand meters, losing less than one second in the fight for third.

In March of this year, Russian mixed style (MMA) fighter Alan Khadziev was killed in a fight. The athlete took part in a brawl at the Vegas restaurant in North Ossetia and was fatally wounded.

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