Kenyan long-distance runner AgnesTirop, a two-time World Championship bronze medalist, was discovered stabbed in her residence, Athletics Kenya reported on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old represented Kenya within the 5,000m occasion on the Tokyo Olympics and was fourth within the closing.
“Tirop was found dead at their home in Iten after she was allegedly stabbed by her husband. We are still working to find out more details regarding her disappearance,” Athletics Kenya mentioned in a press release.
Local police mentioned Tirop’s husband was a suspect.
“We received a message from Tirop’s husband’s family that the husband phoned the parents crying and asking God forgive him for doing something wrong,” mentioned Tom Makori, police commander of the Keiyo North Sub-County, to the non-public company. NTV Kenya Television.
“When the police went to Tirop’s home, they discovered her in mattress with blood underneath the mattress and far of it on the ground.
“When the police examined the body, it appeared that she had been stabbed in the neck with what we suspect to be a knife.”
Last month Tirops broke the ladies’s 10km world document in Germany, crossing the end line in 30:01 to shave 28 seconds off the earlier document held by Moroccan Asmae Leghzaoui in 2002.
Tiropwon received bronze medals on the 2017 and 2019 10,000m world championships and in addition received the 2015 cross nation world championships.
“It is even more painful that Agnes, a Kenyan heroine in all respects, painfully lost her young life due to a criminal act perpetrated by selfish and cowardly people,” Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta mentioned in a press release. .
“I urge our police forces led by the National Police Service to track down and apprehend the criminals responsible for the murder of Agnes.”