Speed skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics – Men's 1500 metres
at the IV Olympic Winter Games
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|Competitors||37 from 15 nations|
1936 Winter Olympics
Thirty-seven speed skaters from 15 nations competed.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1936 Winter Olympics.
|World Record||2:17.4(*)||Oscar Mathisen||Davos (SUI)||January 18, 1914|
|Olympic Record||2:20.8||Clas Thunberg||Chamonix (FRA)||January 27, 1924|
(*) The record was set in a high altitude venue (more than 1000 metres above sea level) and on naturally frozen ice.
Charles Mathiesen set a new Olympic record with 2:19.2 seconds.
- Official Olympic Report
- "Results of the 1936 Olympic Games 1500 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
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