The six-man team completed the marathon distance race in 2hr 40sec. Kimani broke away on the 6.25-mile second stage to give his team-mates a lead they never relinquished.
The best performance of the day came from Brazil's Delmir Dos Santos, who clocked 28:31 on the fourth stage. Brazil hung on to finish second in 2:01:24 while the bronze medal went to Ethiopia in 2:01:50.
The women's race, which took place on Saturday, was won by Ethiopia, ahead of Romania and Japan.Reuse content