Speed skating at the 1948 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metres
at the V Olympic Winter Games
Pictogram for speed skating
|Venue||St. Moritz Olympic Ice Rink|
|Competitors||40 from 14 nations|
1948 Winter Olympics
Forty speed skaters from 14 nations competed.
|Reidar Liaklev (NOR)||Odd Lundberg (NOR)||Göthe Hedlund (SWE)|
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1948 Winter Olympics.
|World Record||8:13.7(*)||Åke Seyffarth||Davos (SUI)||February 3, 1941|
|Olympic Record||8:19.6||Ivar Ballangrud||Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER)||February 12, 1936|
(*) The record was set in a high altitude venue (more than 1000 metres above sea level) and on naturally frozen ice.
- Official Olympic Report
- "Results of the 1948 Olympic Games 5000 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.