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Agnes Jebet Tirop

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAgnes Jebet•Tirop
Used nameAgnes Jebet•Tirop
Born23 October 1995
Died13 October 2021 in Iten (KEN)
NOC Kenya


Kenyan distance runner Agnes Tirop was gold medalist at the 2015 World Cross-Country Championships and led Kenya to a silver medal in the team race. She won two bronze medals in the 10,000 at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships. She had come to the fore as a junior cross-country runner, winning the 2014 African Junior title, and was third at the 2014 World Junior Cross-Country Championships.

Tirop ran the 5,000 metres at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She was dead only two months later, when she was killed in her home in the town of Iten. Her husband was later arrested and charged with her murder.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2020 Summer Olympics Athletics KEN Agnes Jebet Tirop
5,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 4

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