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September 27, 2000

Runners in the first semifinal of the men's 1500 metre race (front row from left) Ethiopia's Hailu Mekonnen (1659), Britain's Andrew Graffin, Algeria's Nourredine Morceli (1017), France's Driss Maazouzi (1732), and Kenya's Noah Ngeny (2389) compete at the Summer Olympics Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Olympic Stadium in Sydney. Canadian Kevin Sullivan (background, fourth from right) of Brantford, Ont. finished second in the heat.