Speed skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metres
|Men's 5000 metres speed skating|
at the IV Olympic Winter Games
Pictogram for speed skating
|Date||12 February 1936|
|Competitors||37 from 16 nations|
|Winning time||8:19.6 OR|
|Speed skating at the|
1936 Winter Olympics
The 5000 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics programme. The competition was held on Wednesday, 12 February 1936. Thirty-seven speed skaters from 16 nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1936 Winter Olympics.
|World Record||8:17.2(*)||Ivar Ballangrud||Oslo (NOR)||18 January 1936|
|Olympic Record||8:39.0||Clas Thunberg||Chamonix (FRA)||26 January 1924|
(*) The record was set on naturally frozen ice.
Nine speed skaters bettered the twelve years old Olympic record. Ivar Ballangrud set a new Olympic record with 8:19.6 seconds.
- "Speed Skating at the 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games: Men's 5,000 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
- Official Olympic Report
- "Results of the 1936 Olympic Games 5000 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.