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1,500 metres Wheelchair, Men

Date28 September 2000
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationOlympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants8 from 7 countries

Wheelchair racing was held as a demonstration event on the athletics program at the Olympics from 1984-2004. The men raced 1,500 metres on the track with eight competitors. Claude Issorat (FRA) had won this event in 1992 and 1996, but was beaten in Sydney in the stretch by Mexican Saúl Mendoza. Mendoza would return in 2004 and place second in the final Olympic wheelchair race for men. His Paralympic record from 1988-2004 included two gold, one silver, and three bronze medals. Between 1992 and 2004 Issorat won seven gold medals and 13 medals at the Paralympics.

1Saúl MendozaMEX3:06.75
2Claude IssoratFRA3:07.65
3Heinz FreiSUI3:07.82
4Kurt FearnleyAUS3:08.27
5Jeff AdamsCAN3:08.95
6Scot HollonbeckUSA3:09.15
7Ernst van DykRSA3:12.35
DNFJohn MacLeanAUS