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  • RIP Agnes Tirop

    Agnes Tirop - 4th in the Tokyo 2020 5,000 metres died today - 13 October 2021 in Iten, Kenya - see
    https://twitter.com/MichKatami/statu...40430257213441

    Apparently stabbed by her husband per the release from Athletics Kenya

  • #2
    When people die of disease or old age or natural causes, it's sad, and even shocking sometimes.
    But this is horrific and beyond comprehension!
    This is murder of a woman who hadn't even reached her prime yet as an athlete!

    Sad, so very sad!
    Rest in Peace

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    • #3
      Posted this on Historical but then realized it may fit better here - EGH can decide which is better and delete on of them:

      Agnes Tirop - 4th in the Tokyo 2020 5,000 metres died today - 13 October 2021 in Iten, Kenya - see
      https://twitter.com/MichKatami/statu...40430257213441

      Apparently stabbed by her husband per the release from Athletics Kenya

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      • #4
        Now on BBC:

        https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/africa/58896494

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        • #5
          This is beyond tragic. Barely a month after her WR and just 10 days before her 26th birthday 😥

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          • #6
            Agree AaronK.
            This is a complete stunner to hear Agnes Tirop is deceased.
            Murder is such a senseless & egregious Act under any circumstance!
            Gone too soon.
            RIP

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            • #7
              What a deep loss this is, and in such a tragic fashion.

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              • #8
                Jonathan Gault writes that she and her husband had been fighting the past 3 months, and that she had dropped him as her coach, and was coaching herself.
                BTW, Gault put the word "husband" in quotes!
                Is there any doubt he killed her?

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                • #9
                  This is rather disturbing - https://twitter.com/carofux/status/1448671457773596678

                  https://athletics.co.ke/2021-another...lete-murdered/

                  Basically another female Kenyan athlete murdered - Edith Muthoni, a 27-year-old 400 runner

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                  • #10
                    I notice from the Athletics Kenya website linked to above that they have cancelled the first 2 rounds of their cross-country series as a mark of respect.

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                    • #11
                      Tirop's husband has been captured!
                      He was trying to flee the country!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by aaronk View Post
                        BTW, Gault put the word "husband" in quotes!
                        Is there any doubt he killed her?
                        I do not think Gault used quotes around the word "husband." He did, however, show it that way in a reference an Instagram post of Mary Ngugi who did use quotes around the word to describe other situations where a woman is controlled by her spouse.

                        https://www.instagram.com/p/CVAiSYXIMF8/

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by aaronk View Post
                          Tirop's husband has been captured!
                          He was trying to flee the country!
                          His name is Emmanuel Rotich. I wonder if this is him?

                          https://tulanegreenwave.com/sports/c...el-rotich/6191

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JMysterio View Post

                            His name is Emmanuel Rotich. I wonder if this is him?

                            https://tulanegreenwave.com/sports/c...el-rotich/6191
                            Having seen another photo, I don't think it is.

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                            • #15
                              Ibrahim Rotich, who is said by Kenyan police to be about 41 according to this story in the Nation -- https://nation.africa/kenya/sports/a...-court-3584440

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