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How Cathy Freeman led the greatest night of athletics in history – Sydney Morning Herald

For once, the great American sprinter Michael Johnson would have to vacate centre stage as a nation focused on one athlete as never before.

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The fourth evening of the athletics program at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 is still considered the greatest night of track and field in the history of the sport.
This was the honour accorded Magic Monday September 25, 2000 by officials of the International Amateur Athletics Federation during the Games.
To Australians, its better known as Cathys night when Freeman won gold in the 400 metres after a tumultuous lead in where her great rival, t…

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