The 42 km course, created by Olympic marathon director Dave Cundy, started from outside the North Sydney oval and finished at the Olympic Stadium at Homebush.
The route, marked out by a blue line, travelled through some of Sydney's most spectacular scenery.
crossed the Sydney Harbour Bridge,
travelled through the south east suburbs
lapped Centenial Park
returned through the city
across ANZAC Bridge (the 28km mark)
through the inner west suburbs
and along the M4 motorway to the Olympic Stadium
Sydney Harbour Bridge dressed for the 2000 Olympics
Waiting for the first runners
Women's Marathon - just past the 28km mark.
Men's Marathon - The lead runners - Gezahgne Abera of Ethiopia, the eventual winner is in 4th place.
Paralympic Marathon - at the 28km mark