An Olympic runner who represented Kenya in Tokyo 2020 was found dead in her home. Her husband is now a suspect.

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An Olympic runner who represented Kenya in Tokyo 2020 was found dead in her home. Her husband is now a suspect.
Agnes Tirop of Kenyan. Serhat Cagdas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
  • Kenyan Olympian Agnes Tirop was found dead in her home, multiple local reports said.
  • Tirop, who ran the women's 5,000 meter race in the 2020 Olympics, was reportedly found with stab wounds.

A Kenyan Olympian was found dead in her home, according to multiple local reports.

Agnes Tirop, who competed in the women's 5,000-meter race at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, was found dead in her apartment in the town of Iten, Kenya, The Standard and KTN News reported.

She was found with stab wounds in her abdomen, the outlets said, and her neck, according to BBC News. Because of this, investigators think it was a knife wound that eventually led to her death.

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Tirop's husband is now missing, which leads police to believe he is a suspect in this case.

"Her husband is still at large, and preliminary investigations tell us her husband is a suspect because he cannot be found. Police are trying to find her husband so he can explain what happened to Tirop," Tom Makori, head of police for the area, said.

Tirop broke the world record for the women's 10,000-meter race in September.

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She was a two-time bronze world champion medalist for 5,000 meters.

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