A Kenyan athlete, Agnes Tirop has been stabbed to death in her home in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County on Wednesday.
Agnes, a two-time World Championship bronze medallist, was allegedly stabbed by her husband.
A statement released by Athletics Kenya confirming the incident said, “We are this afternoon distraught to learn about the untimely death of World 10,000m bronze medalist Agnes Jebet Tirop.
“Tirop was found dead at their home in Iten after she was allegedly stabbed by her husband. We are still working to unearth more details surrounding her demise.”
Tirop won bronze medals in the women’s 10,000m at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships and finished fourth in the 5,000m at this year’s Tokyo Olympics.
Last month, Tirop broke the world record in the women-only 10km road race.
Tirop was found dead at her home in Iten in western Kenya, a town renowned as a training base for distance runners.