Athlete Kelvin Kiptum's body has been transferred to the Eldoret Hospital morgue to await burial arrangements.
The family of the athlete moved the body from the Race Course Hospital where it was taken after the Sunday night accident that claimed his life along the Eldoret-Kaptagat road.
The body of his coach was also moved to the Eldoret Hospital morgue.
Kiptum and his Rwandese coach Gervais Hakizimana died in a tragic road accident Sunday night in the Kaptagat area along the Elgeyo Marakwet-Ravine road.
Kiptum is said to have been the one driving the vehicle heading to Eldoret when the accident occurred.
This came as the CS for Sports Ababu Namwamba was expected to visit the family of the athlete at Chepsamo village in Elgeyo Marakwet.
Earlier tens of athletes turned up at the Race Course Hospital morgue to view the body.
Among the top athletes at the morgue were Vivian Cheruiyot, Moses Tanui, Geoffrey Kamworor and Daniel Komen.
"It's a big tragedy that we have lost someone who had a bright future", Cheruiyot said.
Tanui said that as an experienced athlete, he had seen a bright future for Kiptum.
"Sadly, he died at the peak of his career," Tanui said.
Kiptum broke Eliud Kipchoge's world record in Chicago last October, running 26.1 miles in two hours and 35 seconds.