The Kenya Athletics Federation announced today, Wednesday, that long-distance runner Agnes Terup, who won two bronze medals at the world championships, was stabbed to death in her home.
The 25-year-old Terupp represented Kenya in the 5000-meter race at the Tokyo Olympics and finished fourth in the final with a time of 14 minutes 39.62 seconds.
“The body of Tyrup was found at her home in Iten amid allegations that she was stabbed by her husband and we are continuing to work to uncover more details about her death,” the Kenya Federation said in a statement.
Last month, Terup broke the women’s 10km record in Germany in 30.01 minutes, 28 seconds off the previous record of Moroccan Asmaa El Ghazzawi in 2002.
Terupp won two bronze medals at the world championships in 2017 and 2019 in the 10,000 metres, and was crowned the world cross country championships in 2015.