kenyan long distance runner Agnes Tirop died at the age of 25.
According to Athletics Kenya, which is the governing body for athletics in Kenya, the Olympian was found dead at her home in Iten this week.
“She was allegedly stabbed by her husband,” AK said in a press release shared via Twitter Wednesday, October 13. “We are still working to find out more details of his demise. Kenya has lost a gem that was one of the fastest rising athletics giants on the international stage, thanks to its eye-catching performances on the track. “
At the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo last summer, Tirop represented Kenya in the 5,000-meter race where she finished fourth.
But last month, she broke the women’s-only record in the women’s 10-kilometer race in the Road to Records race in Germany. And last week she finished second in the Valencia Half Marathon in Spain.