Speed skating at the 1948 Winter Olympics – Men's 1500 metres
1948 Winter Olympics
Forty-five speed skaters from 14 nations competed.
| Sverre Farstad
| Åke Seyffarth
| Odd Lundberg
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1948 Winter Olympics.
|World Record||2:13.8(*)||Hans Engnestangen||Davos (SUI)||January 29, 1939|
|Olympic Record||2:19.2||Charles Mathiesen||Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER)||February 13, 1936|
(*) The record was set in a high altitude venue (more than 1000 metres above sea level) and on naturally frozen ice.
All three medalists were faster than the standing Olympic record. Sverre Farstad set the new Olympic record with a time of 2:17.6 seconds.
- Official Olympic Report
- "Results of the 1948 Olympic Games 1500 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.