2000 in athletics (track and field)

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2000 in athletics
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Major world events Olympic Games
IAAF Athletes of the Year Jan Železný
Marion Jones
1999
2001

This article contains an overview of the sport of athletics, including track and field, cross country and road running, in the year 2000.

The primary athletics competition for the 2000 season was at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Major events[edit]

World[edit]

Regional[edit]

National[edit]

World records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Men[edit]

2000 TRACK & FIELD AWARDS ATHLETE
IAAF World Athlete of the Year  Jan Železný (CZE)
Track & Field Athlete of the Year  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU)
European Athlete of the Year Award  Jan Železný (CZE)
Best Male Track Athlete ESPY Award  Michael Johnson (USA)

Women[edit]

2000 TRACK & FIELD AWARDS ATHLETE
IAAF World Athlete of the Year  Marion Jones (USA)[1]
Track & Field Athlete of the Year  Marion Jones (USA)
European Athlete of the Year Award  Trine Hattestad (NOR)
Best Female Track Athlete ESPY Award  Marion Jones (USA)
  1. ^ Annulled

Men's Best Year Performances[edit]

Marathon[edit]


400m Hurdles[edit]

RANK 2000 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Angelo Taylor (USA) 47.50
2.  Hadi Soua'an Al-Somaily (KSA) 47.53
3.  Llewellyn Herbert (RSA) 47.81
4.  Eric Thomas (USA) 47.94
5.  Samuel Matete (ZAM) 48.01


3,000m Steeplechase[edit]

RANK 2000 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Bernard Barmasai (KEN) 8:02.76
2.  Brahim Boulami (MAR) 8:02.90
3.  Ali Ezzine (MAR) 8:03.57
4.  Kipkirui Misoi (KEN) 8:03.74
5.  Reuben Kosgei (KEN) 8:03.92

Pole Vault[edit]

RANK 2000 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Jeff Hartwig (USA) 6.03 m
2.  Michael Stolle (GER) 5.95 m
3.  Lawrence Johnson (USA) 5.90 m
 Pavel Gerasimov (RUS)
 Maksim Tarasov (RUS)
 Danny Ecker (GER)
 Nick Hysong (USA)

Hammer Throw[edit]


Decathlon[edit]

Women's Best Year Performances[edit]

100 metres[edit]

RANK 2000 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Marion Jones (USA) 10.78
2.  Chandra Sturrup (BAH) 10.86
3.  Ekateríni Thánou (GRE) 10.91
 Inger Miller (USA)
5.  Zhanna Block (UKR) 10.93

200 metres[edit]

RANK 2000 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Marion Jones (USA) 21.94
2.  Inger Miller (USA) 22.09
3.  Pauline Davis-Thompson (BAH) 22.27
4.  Susanthika Jayasinghe (SRI) 22.28
5.  Beverly McDonald (JAM) 22.35


Half Marathon[edit]

RANK 2000 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 1:07:07


Marathon[edit]


100m Hurdles[edit]

RANK 2000 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Gail Devers (USA) 12.33
2.  Delloreen Ennis-London (JAM) 12.52
3.  Glory Alozie (NGR) 12.54
4.  Michelle Freeman (JAM) 12.57
 Melissa Morrison (USA)

400m Hurdles[edit]

RANK 2000 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Irina Privalova (RUS) 53.02
2.  Sandra Glover (USA) 53.33
3.  Deon Hemmings (JAM) 53.45
4.  Nezha Bidouane (MAR) 53.53
5.  Daimí Pernía (CUB) 53.68


3,000m Steeplechase[edit]

RANK 2000 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Cristina Casandra (ROM) 9:40.20
2.  Yekaterina Volkova (RUS) 9:52.40
3.  Anzhelika Averkova (UKR) 9:54.10
4.  Daniela Petrescu (ROM) 9:54.86
5.  Luminita Gogârlea (ROM) 9:56.99


High Jump[edit]

RANK 2000 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Monica Iagăr (ROM) 2.02 m
2.  Hestrie Cloete (RSA) 2.01 m
 Yelena Yelesina (RUS)
 Venelina Veneva (BUL)
 Kajsa Bergqvist (SWE)


Pole Vault[edit]

RANK 2000 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Stacy Dragila (USA) 4.63 m
2.  Anzhela Balakhonova (UKR) 4.56 m
3.  Tatiana Grigorieva (AUS) 4.55 m
4.  Kellie Suttle (USA) 4.53 m
5.  Emma George (AUS) 4.50 m
 Svetlana Feofanova (RUS)
 Daniela Bártová (CZE)
 Yelena Belyakova (RUS)
 Nicole Humbert (GER)
 Vala Flosadóttir (ISL)


Hammer Throw[edit]


Heptathlon[edit]

RANK 2000 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.  Eunice Barber (FRA) 6842
2.  Denise Lewis (GBR) 6831
3.  Yelena Prokhorova (RUS) 6765
4.  Natalya Roshchupkina (RUS) 6633
5.  Natalya Sazanovich (BLR) 6527


Deaths[edit]


References[edit]