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Marathon, Men

Date 1 October 2000 — 16:00
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants100 from 66 countries
Format42,195 metres (26 miles, 385 yards) point-to-point.
Olympic Record 2-09:21 / Carlos Lopes POR / 12 August 1984

The Sydney marathon course was point-to-point, starting near the North Sydney Oval, and finishing in the Olympic stadium. The race started at 4 PM, but as it was early spring in Sydney on 1 October, the conditions were as cool as anything Olympic marathoners had seen since Montréal in 1976. There was no individual favorite, but African runners, especially those from Kenya and Ethiopia by now dominated international marathoning and road racing. In fact, the two nations had such deep world-class runners to choose from that even the make-up of their Olympic marathon teams was hard to pick in the months prior to the Olympics. The race itself was unspectacular. Defending champion Josia Thugwane ran, but finished 20th. Not unexpectedly, three runners from Ethiopia and Kenya mounted the podium. Ethiopia’s unheralded Gezahgne Abera won the gold medal, 20 seconds ahead of Kenya’s Erick Wainaina, who had won a bronze medal in 1996. Abera’s countryman, Tesfaye Tola, placed third. Of the 100 starters, 81 finished the race.

PosNrAthleteNOCTime
11651Gezahgne AberaETH2-10:11Gold
22394Eric WainainaKEN2-10:31Silver
31663Tesfaye TolaETH2-11:10Bronze
41780Jon BrownGBR2-11:17
52202Giacomo LeoneITA2-12:14
61582Martín FizESP2-13:06
72520Abdel Kader El-MouazizMAR2-13:49
81735Mohamed OuaadiFRA2-14:04
93454Tendai ChimusasaZIM2-14:19
101080Steve MoneghettiAUS2-14:50
112761António PintoPOR2-15:17
122851Hendrick RamaalaRSA2-16:19
132614Kamiel MaaseNED2-16:24
141551Silvio GuerraECU2-16:27
152990Mathias NtawulikuraRWA2-16:39
162480Thabiso MoqhaliLES2-16:43
171029João N'TyambaANG2-16:43
182749Domingos CastroPOR2-16:52
191787Keith CullenGBR2-16:59
202854Josia ThugwaneRSA2-16:59
212310Shinji KawashimaJPN2-17:21
221652Simretu AlemayehuETH2-17:21
231014Kamel KohilALG2-17:46
242418Lee Bong-JuKOR2-17:57
252618Greg van HestNED2-18:00
262881Pavel KokinRUS2-18:02
272556Andrés EspinosaMEX2-18:02
281096Rod de HighdenAUS2-18:04
292783Kim Jung-WonPRK2-18:04
302782Kim Jong-CholPRK2-18:04
313420Pamenos BallantyneVIN2-19:08
323160Ronnie HolassieTTO2-19:24
331144Michael BuchleitnerAUT2-19:26
342875Dmitry KapitonovRUS2-19:38
351646Pavel LoskutovEST2-19:41
363072Viktor RöthlinSUI2-20:06
371868Michael FietzGER2-20:09
383174Tahar MansouriTUN2-20:33
391442José Luis MolinaCRC2-20:37
403417Carlos TarazonaVEN2-20:39
412316Nobuyuki SatoJPN2-20:52
421591Alberto JuzdadoESP2-21:18
432845Johannes MaremaneRSA2-21:25
441317Bruce DeaconCAN2-21:38
452416Jeong Nam-GyunKOR2-22:23
463249Néstor GarcíaURU2-22:30
471556Ahmed Abdel Mougod SolimanEGY2-22:47
482605Lucketz SwartbooiNAM2-22:55
491027Toni BernadóAND2-23:03
502758Luís NovoPOR2-23:04
513115Lucky Willie BhembeSWZ2-23:38
522518Boubker El-AfouiMAR2-23:53
531564Abel AntónESP2-24:04
541865Carsten EichGER2-24:11
552548Valeriu VlasMDA2-24:35
561816Mark SteinleGBR2-24:42
573189Alex MalingaUGA2-24:53
581035Oscar CortínezARG2-25:01
592781Kil Jae-SonPRK2-25:13
601287Petko StefanovBUL2-26:24
613119Zebedayo BayoTAN2-26:24
623022Roman KejžarSLO2-26:38
631959Panagiotis KharamisGRE2-26:55
642563Benjamín ParedesMEX2-27:17
652415Baek Seung-DoKOR2-28:25
661091Lee TroopAUS2-29:32
671440António Carlos PiñaCPV2-29:46
683144Sergey ZabavskiyTJK2-30:29
693267Rod DeHavenUSA2-30:46
702406Nazirdin AlikbekovKGZ2-31:26
712119Calisto da CostaIOA2-33:11
721251Marco CondoriBOL2-34:11
733046Sarath Prasanna GamageSRI2-34:39
743041Gian Luigi MacinaSMR2-35:42
751263Vanderlei de LimaBRA2-37:08
761217Željko PetrovićBIH2-38:29
771256Tiyapo MasoBOT2-38:53
781215Ðuro KodžoBIH2-39:14
793416José Alejandro SemprúnVEN3-00:02
801308To RithyaCAM3-03:56
811768Elias RodriguezFSM3-09:14
AC2806Rashid JamalQATDNF
AC2305Takayuki InubushiJPNDNF
AC3095Róbert ŠtefkoSVKDNF
AC2468Adel AdiliLBADNF
AC3121Angelo SimonTANDNF
AC1709Abdellah BéharFRADNF
AC1421Willy KalomboCODDNF
AC1262Éder FialhoBRADNF
AC1271Osmiro SilvaBRADNF
AC1425José Alirio CarrascoCOLDNF
AC1047Richard RodriguezARUDNF
AC2207Vincenzo ModicaITADNF
AC1197Patrick NdayisengaBDIDNF
AC2371Kenneth CheruiyotKENDNF
AC2707Piotr GładkiPOLDNF
AC2182Stefano BaldiniITADNF
AC1545Omar Daher GadidDJIDNF
AC2385Elijah LagatKENDNF
AC3120Fokasi WilbrodTANDNF