Benjamin Kiplagat, who has represented Uganda at three Olympic Games, has been found dead in Kenya, with local reports saying he had been stabbed.
Kiplagat, 34, reached the semi-finals of the 2012 London Olympics in the 3,000m steeplechase.
He was reportedly found in a car with stab wounds to his chest and neck, near the Kenyan town of Eldoret, known as a top training centre for athletes.
Kenyan police say they have launched an investigation into his death.
World Athletics said it was “shocked and saddened” by news of Kiplagat’s death.
Stay informed with The Namibian – your source for credible journalism. Get in-depth reporting and opinions for only N$85 a month. Invest in journalism, invest in democracy –