Agnes Tirop, a Kenyan athlete, was stabbed to death on Wednesday in her house in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County.
The twenty-five year-old was a two-time World Championship bronze medalist, was allegedly murdered by her husband.
Athletics Kenya issued a statement confirming the occurrence, saying, “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 made history when she won the World Cross Country title in 2015, becoming the second-youngest medalist in the event’s history. She also won bronze in the 10,000m race at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships.
The Kenyan long-distance star finished fourth in the 5,000m final at the Tokyo Olympics, missing out on a podium spot.