Kenyan world record holder Agnes Tirop has been discovered dead at her home in the town of Iten, a preparation center point for some competitors.
Kenyan police have told BBC Sport Africa they are as yet exploring the conditions encompassing her demise, with detectives at her home on Wednesday.
Last month, Tirop set the worldwide best for a ladies' just 10km street race in Germany.
" Kenya are this evening distressed to find out with regards to the inopportune demise of World 10,000m bronze medallist Agnes Tirop," the country's games body said in an assertion.
"We are as yet attempting to uncover more subtleties encompassing her death. Kenya has lost a gem who was one of the quickest rising games goliaths on the worldwide stage, on account of her eye-getting exhibitions on the track."
At the 2020 Olympic Games in August, Tirop completed right external the award places for the ladies' 5,000m, following Ethiopia's bronze medallist Gudaf Tsegay by 75 hundredths of a second.
Just as her 10,000m bronze decorations at both the 2017 and 2019 World Athletics Championships, Tirop likewise intrigued out of control.
In September, she set a period of 30 minutes and one second in Herzogenaurach, Germany, as she required 28 seconds off the old 10km street race record set in 2002.
Tirop started her vocation as a lesser competitor in 2011, winning two bronze decoration in the 5,000m at that year's reality junior titles.
After four years, during a quick climb, she won the senior World Cross Country titles in China - turning into the second most youthful medallist at that level.
In its assertion, Athletics Kenya wished 'solidarity to [Tirop's] loved ones at this troublesome time
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