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 5,000-meter race at the Tokyo Olympics and finished fourth in the final with a time of 14 minutes 39.62 seconds.
The Kenya Football Association said in a statement: “Terop’s body was found in her home in Iten, amid allegations that she had been stabbed by her husband.” We continue to work to uncover more details about her death.
Terrup broke the women’s 10km record in Germany last month, clocking 30.01 minutes, 28 seconds ahead of Moroccan Asmaa El Ghazzawi’s previous record in 2002.
Terupp won two bronze medals at the world championships in 2017 and 2019 in the 10,000 metres, and also won the world cross country championships in 2015.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a statement: “It is most painful that Agnes, the Kenyan heroine by all accounts, painfully lost her life through a criminal act committed by selfish and cowardly people.