Kenya's former women's only world record holder in 10km road race Agnes Tirop was found is dead.
The double cross World Athletics Championship bronze medallist, who completed fourth in the Olympic 5,000m last two months prior, was 25.
Kenyan police have told BBC Sport Africa they are as yet exploring the conditions encompassing her demise, with detectives at her home on Wednesday.
"Atheltics Kenya are this evening troubled to find out with regards to the inconvenient passing of World 10,000 meters bronze medallist Agnes Tirop," AK said.
"Kenya has lost a gem who was one of the quickest rising games monsters on the worldwide stage, on account of her eye-getting exhibitions on the track... We ask that God might give solidarity to loved ones at this troublesome time."
When of going to squeeze, cops from the criminology unit in Eldoret had fixed off the home of the competitor, whose brightened exhibitions additionally incorporates a World Cross Country title in 2015.
The 25-year-old marathon runner, was essential for Team Kenya for the Tokyo Olympics where she completed right external the awards section in fourth behind champ Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands, Hellen Obiri and Ethiopia's Gudaf Tsegay.
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