Agnes Jebet Tirop was born on 23 October 1995 in Iten Elgeyo Marakwet county. Agnes started her running career when she was in class three. upon reaching class four her passion for athletics developed and started professional training in the morning hours.
In 2012, when she was 17 years, Agnes represent the country in the world junior championship at the Kenyan cross country championships. This led to her first national selection and international medal at the 2012 African Cross Country Championships. She was also the junior champion at the African Cross Country Championships in 2014.
Tirop entered the senior ranks in the 2015 season and immediately performed well, winning the Eldoret Discovery Cross Country in Kenya.
She would later represent the country at the IAAF World Cross Country championship. That was in 2015 when she became the second-youngest ever Gold medallist in the women’s race after Zola Budd.
In 2017, she participated in the World Championships held in London, winning the bronze medal in the 10,000 metres.
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.
But unfortunately, Agnes Tirop was found dead in her home in Iten, Elgeyo-Marakwet County, on 13 October 2021; She had multiple stab wounds in her neck and abdomen Her husband Emannuel Ibrahim Kipleting is a suspect and is currently missing