Agnes Tirop’s husband, Ibrahim Rotich was arrested in Mombasa by police why trying to flee following the death of his wife.
About Agnes Tirop
- At the time of her death, Tirop was only 25 years old
- She had recently won bronze medals in the 10,000m at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships and finished 4th in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Games.
- In September 2021, Tirop made history when she clicked in a time of 30:01, breaking the previous record of 30:29, women-only world record for 10km at the Adizero Road To Records event in Germany.
- At the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Tirop became the second-youngest ever gold medalist in the women’s race after Zola Budd.