Athlete Hosea Mwok Macharinyang was found dead at his home in West Pokot.
Hosea was a professional runner who specialized in the 10,000 metres and cross-country running.
Reports indicates that his body was discovered in his Morkwijit home with a rope around his neck.
He won three consecutive team titles for the country at the World Cross Country Championships between 2004 to 2008.
Before his death on Saturday, Macharinyang was seen herding his animals.
He has died less than a year after he started training. His body was moved to the Kapenguria County Referral hospital morgue.
Athletics Kenya (AK) North Rift public relations officer, Boniface Tiren, said the county has lost one of its most talented sportspersons who had a bright future ahead of him.
“It is a sad affair, losing such a young person in such a bad way. He was a young man that the country and locals could look upon in terms of athletics career,” Tiren said.
He added: “As a region, we have lost a young and intelligent man who could steer his county, that is coming up in sports to a greater height.”