Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop, a two-time world championships bronze medalist, has died. The country’s track federation announced this on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old athlete was found dead at her home in Iten in western Kenya, a town renowned as a training base for distance runners. Athletics Kenya said it was still working to uncover details of the incident but it had been informed of Tirop’s death.
According to reports, she was found with stab wounds in her abdomen. Kenyan police say they have initiated investigations into the matter.
Police said it appeared that the athlete’s husband had called his parents, crying. “There are revelations which came from her husband’s family indicating that the husband had called his parents crying. He was explaining to them that may God forgive him because there is something he has done.”
Data source: abc news