Today, David Lelei died in a car accident on the Nairobi-Nukuru highway. He died on the spot. Lelei had PRs of 1:43.97 and 3:31.53. He won a silver medal in the 1500 metres at the 1999 All-Africa Games.
With Lelei in the car was former half marathon world record holder Moses Tanui, who was seriously injured and brought to a hospital.