Agnes Jebet Tirop was a Kenyan professional long-distance runner know all about Agnes Tirop Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband in this article .
Agnes Jebet Biography
Agnes Jebet Tirop was a Kenyan professional long-distance runner who mainly competed in the 5000 metres and cross country running. At the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships she became the second-youngest ever gold medallist in the women’s race after Zola Budd.
She won the bronze medal in the 10,000 metres events at the 2017 and 2019 World Athletics Championships, and, at the time of her death in 2021, was the world-record holder in the 10 kilometres women’s only event.
Early Life and Family
Agnes Tirop was born on 23 October 1995. She took birth in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. Tirop’s full name was Agnes Jebet Tirop. Agnes completed her schooling at the high school in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya.
Agnes Tirop Husband
Agnes Tirop was married. Her husband’s name is Ibrahim Kipchumba Rotich. Her husband is being treated as a suspect by the police for Agnes’ murder.
Agnes Tirop Net Worth
Agnes Jebet Tirop was a Kenyan professional long-distance runner has an estimated Net Worth around $500K – $1 Million in 2021.
Tirop first came to prominence at the national level in 2012, when she was runner-up to world junior champion Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon at the Kenyan Cross Country Championships. This led to her first national selection and international medal at the 2012 African Cross Country Championships; where she was again the runner-up to Kipyegon and took the junior silver medal. She was Kenya’s most prominent entrant for the 5000 metres at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics and finished with a bronze medal in a personal best of 15:36.74 minutes behind Ethiopian opposition.
Tirop was again second to Kipyegon at the 2013 Kenyan Cross Country Championships and teamwork between the pair led to a Kenyan 1–2 and team title at the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Kipyegon defended her title while Tirop was a narrow second to claim her first medal at the competition.She made progress on the track that year, setting personal bests of 8:39.13 minutes for the 3000 metres and 14:50.36 minutes for the 5000 metres, and also on the roads with a half marathon best of 71:57 minutes.
In the 2014 season she finally emerged from Kipyegon’s shadow. Tirop won the Kenyan cross country junior title and then dominated the junior race at the 2014 African Cross Country Championships, leading the Kenyans to victory by a 14-second margin (Kipyegon won both senior races).
She was unable to achieve such a margin over African runner-up Alemitu Heroye at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Athletics and was again third in the 5000 m, while the Ethiopians extended Kenya’s historic lack of a gold medal in that event.
She was second to Kipyegon at the Kenyan senior national championship race and earned a senior national selection – a performance which filled her with confidence. Despite this being her senior international debut and the fourth youngest athlete in the field, Tirop took to the front and gradually moved away from the field to win the senior gold medal some five seconds ahead of Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi.
This made the 19-year-old the second-youngest winner of that title in championships history, after Zola Budd’s win in 1985, and also brought her Kenya’s 300th medal at the competition.
In 2017 she participated in the World Championships held in London, winning the bronze medal in the 10,000 metres event, with a time of 31:03.50, her personal best in the distance. In 2018, she won the World 10K Bangalore race in a course record time. She won a bronze medal in the same event at the 2019 World Athletics Championships.
At the delayed 2020 Summer Olympics, Tirop came fourth in the 5000 metres event. In September 2021, Tirop broke the world record in a 10 kilometres women-only event. She set a time of 30:01 in an event in Herzogenaurach, Germany. In October 2021, she came second in the Giants Geneva race behind Kalkidan Gezahegne in a time of 30:20.