Police hunt for husband of slain Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop

 Agnes Tirop

Residents at the home of athlete Agnes Tirop in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County on October 13, 2021, following reports that she had been murdered.

Photo credit: Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Macharinyang, 35, had competed for Kenya in both cross country and 5,000m and 10,000m races.
  • He won three consecutive titles for Kenya in the World Cross Country Championships from 2006 to 2008.
  • Kenya is the most successful nation in the cross country championships, having won 49 team and 27 individual titles.

Kenyan police were on Thursday hunting for the husband of record-breaking runner Agnes Tirop who was stabbed to death in an incident that has shocked her home country and the world of athletics.


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