Kimani king of the road

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Joseph Kimani led Kenya to victory at the International Amateur Athletic Federation world road relay championships in Copenhagen yesterday.

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.