Kenyan long-distance runner Agnes Tirop, a two-time World Championship bronze medalist, was discovered stabbed to death at her house on Wednesday, according to Athletics Kenya.
At the recently-concluded Tokyo Olympics, the 25-year-old competed in the 5,000m race for Kenya and placed fourth in the finals with a time of 14:39.62.
Athletics Kenya, in a statement released on their website, said, “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 earned bronze medals in the 10,000m race at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships, as well as the 2015 World Cross Country Championships.
Tirop shattered the women-only 10km world record in Germany last month, crossing the finish line in 30:01, knocking 28 seconds off the previous mark set by Morocco’s Asmae Leghzaoui in 2002.
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