Speed skating at the 1928 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

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5000 metres
at the II Olympic Winter Games
Speed skating pictogram.svg
Pictogram for Speed skating
Venue St. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink
Dates February 13
Competitors 33 from 14 nations
Winning time 8:50.5
Medalists
Gold medal    Norway
Silver medal    Finland
Bronze medal    Norway
«1924 1932»
Speed skating
at the
1928 Winter Olympics
Speed skating pictogram.svg
500 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
(10000 m) men

The 5000 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1928 Winter Olympics programme. The competition was held on Monday, February 13, 1928.

Thirty-three speed skaters from 14 nations competed.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Ivar Ballangrud
 Norway
Julius Skutnabb
 Finland
Bernt Evensen
 Norway

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1928 Winter Olympics.

World Record 8:26.5(*) Norway Harald Strøm Kristiania (NOR) February 18, 1922
Olympic Record 8:39.0 Finland Clas Thunberg Chamonix (FRA) January 26, 1924

(*) The record was set on naturally frozen ice.

Results[edit]

The race between Carlson (left) and Mayke (right).
Place Athlete Time
1  Ivar Ballangrud (NOR) 8:50.5
2  Julius Skutnabb (FIN) 8:59.1
3  Bernt Evensen (NOR) 9:01.1
4  Irving Jaffee (USA) 9:01.3
5  Armand Carlsen (NOR) 9:01.5
6  Valentine Bialas (USA) 9:06.3
7  Michael Staksrud (NOR) 9:07.3
8  Otto Polacsek (AUT) 9:08.9
9  Gustaf Andersson (SWE) 9:09.7
10  Ossi Blomqvist (FIN) 9:09.9
11  Siem Heiden (NED) 9:10.0
12  Clas Thunberg (FIN) 9:11.8
13  Bertel Backman (FIN) 9:14.0
14  Eddie Murphy (USA) 9:19.5
15  Alberts Rumba (LAT) 9:19.7
16  Fritz Jungblut (GER) 9:26.7
17  John Farrell (USA) 9:29.2
18  Léonhard Quaglia (FRA) 9:33.3
19  Wim Kos (NED) 9:34.2
20  Zoltán Eötvös (HUN) 9:34.4
21  Alexander Mitt (EST) 9:35.2
22  Ross Robinson (CAN) 9:38.9
23  Cyril Horn (GBR) 9:45.0
24  Christfried Burmeister (EST) 9:46.2
25  Kęstutis Bulota (LTU) 9:49.8
26  Rudolf Riedl (AUT) 9:53.5
27  Fritz Moser (AUT) 9:57.8
28  Arthur Vollstedt (GER) 9:58.5
29  Willy Logan (CAN) 10:10.3
30  Charles Thaon (FRA) 10:18.8
31  Leonard Stewart (GBR) 10:40.0
32  Frederick Dix (GBR) 10:55.6
 Erhard Mayke (GER) DNF

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