Agnes Tirops Cross-Country course has been modified slightly

Memorial Agnes Tirop World X-Country Tour Launched And Course Revealed

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The World Athletics Federations has launched the Memorial Agnes Tirop World Cross Country Tour Gold in Kenya. Memorial Agnes Tirop world x-country tour launched and course revealed.

Brief history about the late Agnes Tirop

“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 was born on 23rd October 1995 in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. His dead occurred on 13 October 2021 in Iten, Kenya”.  

Memorial Agnes Tirop World Cross Country Tour, to be held in Eldoret on 12 February.

Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Heritage and Culture, Dr. Amina Mohamed, as well as Athletics Kenya President Major Jackson Tuwei, Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago, and world marathon record-holder Eliud Kipchoge, were all present at the event.

Following Tirop’s alleged murder, many of the remarks were on the struggle to ensure that no more such murders occurred in Kenya’s sporting community.

Memorial Agnes Tirop World X-Country Tour Launched And Course Revealed
Eliud Kipchoge speaking at the luanch

It is sad to be naming races after young runners who would still be running them,” said two-time Olympic champion Kipchoge.

“It would be understandable if it were an accident or an illness,” he added. “If we want to change Kenya, we don’t have to be leaders holding any office, because if we don’t hold any offices, we have families to lead. We need to have values that reflect us.”

Memorial Agnes Tirop World X-Country Tour Launched And Course Revealed
Agnes Tirop’s XC route

“We have already saved two women so far who were in a similar situation to Agnes, and are now in the process of finalising and working on the report we gathered from the consultative meetings with athletes across the country,” Tuwei added.

 

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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