Agnes Tirop, has been reportedly stabbed to death in her home in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County.
Agnes, who is a two-time World Championship bronze medallist, was on Wednesday stabbed to death by her husband.
A statement by the Kenya Athletic leadership reads; “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 first made history in 2015 when she won the World Cross Country title, becoming the second youngest medalist at the event.
She further won a bronze medal at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships in the 10,000m category.
Tirop missed out on a podium finish at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, after coming fourth in the 5,000m final.
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