A board member of the Kenyan Federation told a local newspaper that Tirope, 25, had been stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend. She had several stab wounds to her abdomen. Troop is one of the best players in Kenya. She won a bronze medal in the 10,000m at the London 2017 and Doha 2019 World Championships. Tirop lost a medal in the 5000m at Tokyo.
On September 12, she broke the world record in the women’s 10km race in Herzogenarach, Germany. In 2002, Troop advanced 28 seconds to 30:01, beating the old world record set by Moroccan Azme Legsoui.
In 2015, she won the World Cross title at Kinsen Guang, China.