Speed skating at the 1936 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metres
1936 Winter Olympics
Thirty-seven speed skaters from 16 nations competed.
| Ivar Ballangrud
| Birger Wasenius
| Antero Ojala
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)||January 18, 1936|
|Olympic Record||8:39.0||Clas Thunberg||Chamonix (FRA)||January 26, 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.
- Official Olympic Report
- "Results of the 1936 Olympic Games 5000 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
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