Athletics Kenya said Wednesday that Agnes Terp, a Kenyan distance runner who has twice won a bronze medal at the World Championships, was stabbed to death in her home.
The 25-year-old represented. Kenya He finished fourth in the 5000m event at the Tokyo Olympics and in the final.
“Troop was found dead at her home in Eaton after her husband allegedly stabbed her. We are still working to find out more details about her death.” Athletics Kenya said in a statement.
Tarp’s husband was a suspect, local police said.
Kew North Sub-County Police Commander Tom McCurry told Private Is.” NTV is owned by Kenya Television.
“When police went to Tarp’s house, they found him with blood on the bed and a lot on the floor.
“When police looked at the body, it looked like it had been stabbed in the neck, which we suspect was a knife.”
Last month, TERP broke the women’s 10km world record in Germany, crossing the line at 30:01 and shaving 28 seconds from Morocco’s Asma Le Zawi’s previous record since 2002.
Terp won bronze medals in the 10,000m at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships, and also won the 2015 World Cross Country Championships.
Kenyan President Ohro Kenyatta said in a statement: “It is even more tragic that Kenya’s hero Agnes lost his young life painfully through all sorts of suicides and cowardly criminal acts.”
“I urge our law enforcement agencies, led by the National Police Service, to track down and apprehend those responsible for Agnes’ murder.”