Joseph Kimani, who set the AJC Peachtree Road Race record (27 minutes 4 seconds) in 1996, died earlier this month. He was 40.
No one has come close to breaking Kimani’s record, which destroyed the previous record by 52 seconds. It remained the world’s fastest 10k time for six years.
Sammy Kitwara came closest to breaking his mark at the Peachtree, running the 10k course in 27:22 in 2009.
Kimani was buried in Eldoret, Kenya.
– Doug Roberson, AJC.