World record holder dead after alleged stabbing

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Kenyan long-distance runner Agnes Tirop, who represented her state astatine the caller Tokyo Olympics, has died aged 25, Athletics Kenya (AK) announced successful a connection connected Wednesday.

According to the country's athletics body, Tirop was recovered dormant astatine her location successful Iten, aft she was "allegedly stabbed."

Local reports authorities Tirop was recovered dormant with stab wounds successful her abdomen. Athletics Kenya said it was "still moving to unearth much details surrounding her demise."

Tirop's cause -- Gianni Demadonna -- besides confirmed her passing by email to CNN.

Agnes Tirop (centre) competing successful Tokyo earlier this year. (Getty)

Keiyo North constabulary commandant Tom Makori told AFP that Tirop's hubby Emmanuel Rotich was a "man of interest" successful the lawsuit and was the taxable of a constabulary hunt.

"He tin archer america what happened," Makori said.

"The fishy had made a telephone to Tirop's parents saying that he'd committed thing wrong. So we judge helium knows what happened."

The 25-year-old won bronze medals successful the 10,000m astatine the 2017 and 2019 World Championships and finished 4th successful the 5,000m astatine the Tokyo Games.

Last month, Tirop made past by taking 28 seconds disconnected the long-standing, women-only satellite grounds for 10km astatine the Adizero Road To Records lawsuit successful Germany.

Tirop finished successful a clip of 30:01 breaking the erstwhile grounds of 30:29 which had been acceptable by Moroccan Asmae Leghzaoui successful 2002.

Following the race, she said: "I'm truthful blessed to person breached the satellite record. I felt the gait was good. The people was precise good, too."

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At the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Tirop became the second-youngest ever golden medalist successful the women's contention aft Zola Budd.

Athletics Kenya said the state had "lost a jewel who was 1 of the fastest-rising athletics giants connected the planetary stage, acknowledgment to her eye-catching performances."

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta besides paid tribute, saying successful a statement: "It is unsettling, utterly unfortunate and precise bittersweet that we've mislaid a young and promising jock who, astatine a young property of 25 years, she had brought our state truthful overmuch glory done her exploits connected the planetary athletics signifier including successful this year's 2020 Tokyo Olympics wherever she was portion of the Kenyan squad successful Japan."

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