Speed skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metres
at the VIII Olympic Winter Games
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|Venue||Squaw Valley Olympic Skating Rink|
|Competitors||37 from 15 nations|
1960 Winter Olympics
The 5000 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics programme. The competition was held on the Squaw Valley Olympic Skating Rink and for the first time at the Olympics on artificially frozen ice. It was held on Thursday, February 25, 1960.
Thirty-seven speed skaters from 15 nations competed.
|Viktor Kosichkin (URS)||Knut Johannesen (NOR)||Jan Pesman (NED)|
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1960 Winter Olympics.
|World Record||7:45.6(*)||Boris Shilkov||Medeo (URS)||January 9, 1955|
|Olympic Record||7:48.7(*)||Boris Shilkov||Cortina d'Ampezzo/Lake Misurina (ITA)||January 29, 1956|
(*) 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 1960 Olympic Games 5000 meters Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.