Two time world championships bronze medalist Agnes Jebet Tirop’s world 10km record has been ratified by World Athletics.
The late Tirop set the world 10km record last year at the Herzogenaurach 10km when she timed 30:01 that was later lowered by Ethiopian Senbere Teferi to 29:14.
The former world cross country champion broke the women’s only marathon record that was held by Moroccan Asmae Leghzaoui when she beat compatriot Sheila Chepkirui who manged second position.
Tirop went on to compete over 10km in Geneva in early October 2021. It was to be her last ever race; she was stabbed to death in her home just 10 days later.
Following Tirop’s tragic death, the World Athletics Cross Country Tour event in Eldoret was named in her memory. A foundation against domestic violence has also been established in her honour.
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