Einar Halvorsen

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Einar Halvorsen

Einar Halvorsen (7 March 1872 – 23 April 1964) was a Norwegian speedskater.

He set world record in 500 m three times, twice in 5000 m, and once in 1500 m.[1]

His time 2.29,6 in 1500 m in 1894 made him the first person to finish the distance in less than 2.30.

World records[edit]

Discipline Time Date Location
500 m 0.50,2 28 February 1892 Norway Hamar
5000 m 9.10,2 28 February 1892 Norway Hamar
500 m 0.48,0 26 February 1893 Norway Hamar
5000 m 9.07,0 26 February 1893 Norway Hamar
500 m 0.47,0 24 February 1894 Norway Hamar
1500 m 2.29,6 24 February 1894 Norway Hamar

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Speed Skating. Complete history list of World Records" (PDF). International Skating Union. Retrieved 17 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Einar Halvorsen". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 28 August 2012.