List of world records in speed skating

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This list of speed skating records is an overview of the records currently held in various speed skating events, as ratified by the International Skating Union.

World record progression

World records[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Name Country Time Date Place Average speed Meeting Ref
500 meters
Progression
Pavel Kulizhnikov  Russia 33.61 9 March 2019 United States Salt Lake City 53.56 km/h (33.28 mph) 2018–19 World Cup Final [1]
500 meters × 2 Jeremy Wotherspoon  Canada 1:08.31 15 March 2008 Canada Calgary 52.70 km/h (32.75 mph) Olympic Oval Finale 2008 [2]
1000 meters
Progression
Kjeld Nuis  Netherlands 1:06.18 9 March 2019 United States Salt Lake City 54.40 km/h (33.80 mph) 2018–19 World Cup Final [3]
1500 meters
Progression
Kjeld Nuis  Netherlands 1:40.17 10 March 2019 United States Salt Lake City 53.91 km/h (33.50 mph) 2018–19 World Cup Final [4]
3000 meters *
Progression
Eskil Ervik  Norway 3:37.28 5 November 2005 Canada Calgary 49.71 km/h (30.89 mph) Olympic Oval Invitational 2005 [5]
5000 meters
Progression
Ted-Jan Bloemen  Canada 6:01.86 10 December 2017 United States Salt Lake City 49.74 km/h (30.91 mph) 2017–18 World Cup [6]
10000 meters
Progression
Ted-Jan Bloemen  Canada 12:36.30 21 November 2015 United States Salt Lake City 47.60 km/h (29.58 mph) 2015–16 World Cup [7]
Team sprint
(3 laps)
Vincent De Haître
Gilmore Junio
Laurent Dubreuil
 Canada 1:17.31 1 December 2017 Canada Calgary 2017–18 World Cup [8]
Team pursuit
(8 laps) **
Progression
Jan Blokhuijsen
Sven Kramer
Koen Verweij
 Netherlands 3:35.60 16 November 2013 United States Salt Lake City 51.73 km/h (32.14 mph)
2013–14 World Cup [9]
Sprint combination Kai Verbij  Netherlands 136.065 pts 25–26 February 2017 Canada Calgary 2017 World Sprint Championships [10]
Small combination Erben Wennemars  Netherlands 146.365 pts 12–13 August 2005 Canada Calgary Summer Classic 2005 [11]
Big combination
Progression
Patrick Roest  Netherlands 145.561 pts 2–3 March 2019 Canada Calgary 2019 World Allround Championships [12]
One hour *** Erik Jan Kooiman [nl]  Netherlands 43,735.94 m 9 December 2015 Germany Inzell 43.73 km/h (27.17 mph) [13]
  • * Five skaters have a recorded a 3000m time below this world record on this irregularly competed distance, including Denis Yuskov, who recorded a 3000m time of 3:34.37 during a training race held on 2 November 2013. However, the race had a so-called 'quartet-start' (four riders on the track at the same time as opposed to the usual two), making it ineligible to be counted as a world record under Article 221(2)(i) of the rules of the International Skating Union. Several skaters have recorded 3000m split times below 3:37.28 during a 5000m race, including Sven Kramer as early as November 17, 2007, but split times do not count as world records either.
  • ** The average speed for the team pursuit race was calculated using a distance of 3098,88 meters for the men's race.[14] The skaters only utilize the inner lane and the lap distance is accordingly less than the 400 meters of a regular lap skated with one inner curve and one outer curve. For comparison, the fastest known 400m lap was skated by Pavel Kulizhnikov on 9 March 2019 in Salt Lake City during his 500 meter world record race, with a lap time of 23.94 seconds and an average speed of 59.23 km/h (36.80 mph).[15]
  • *** unofficial world best (not recognized as a world record by ISU)

Women[edit]

Event Name Country Time Date Place Average speed Meeting Ref
500 meters
Progression
Lee Sang-hwa  South Korea 36.36 16 November 2013 United States Salt Lake City 49.50 km/h (30.76 mph) 2013–14 World Cup [16]
500 meters × 2 Nao Kodaira  Japan 1:13.55 25–26 February 2017 United States Salt Lake City 48.95 km/h (30.42 mph) 2017 World Sprint Championships [17]
1000 meters
Progression
Brittany Bowe  United States 1:11.61 9 March 2019 United States Salt Lake City 50.27 km/h (31.24 mph) 2018–19 World Cup Final [18]
1500 meters
Progression
Miho Takagi  Japan 1:49.83 10 March 2019 United States Salt Lake City 49.17 km/h (30.55 mph) 2018–19 World Cup Final [19]
3000 meters
Progression
Martina Sáblíková  Czech Republic 3:52.02 9 March 2019 United States Salt Lake City 46.55 km/h (28.92 mph) 2018–19 World Cup Final [20]
5000 meters
Progression
Martina Sáblíková  Czech Republic 6:42.01 3 March 2019 Canada Calgary 44.78 km/h (27.83 mph) 2019 World Allround Championships [21]
10000 meters ***
Progression
Martina Sáblíková  Czech Republic 13:48.33 15 March 2007 Canada Calgary 43.46 km/h (27.00 mph) Olympic Oval Finale 2007 [22]
Team sprint
(3 laps)
Angelina Golikova
Olga Fatkulina
Elizaveta Kazelina
 Russia 1:24.84 1 December 2017 Canada Calgary 2017–18 World Cup [23]
Team pursuit
(6 laps) **
Progression
Miho Takagi
Ayano Sato
Nana Takagi
 Japan 2:50.87 8 December 2017 United States Salt Lake City 48.97 km/h (30.43 mph)
2017–18 World Cup [24]
Sprint combination Nao Kodaira  Japan 146.390 pts 25–26 February 2017 Canada Calgary 2017 World Sprint Championships [25]
Mini combination Joy Beune  Netherlands 153.776 pts 9–10 March 2018 United States Salt Lake City 2018 World Junior Championships [26]
Small combination Cindy Klassen  Canada 154.580 pts 18–19 March 2006 Canada Calgary 2006 World Allround Championships [27]
One hour *** Carien Kleibeuker  Netherlands 40,569.56 m 9 December 2015 Germany Inzell 40.56 km/h (25.20 mph) [28]
  • ** The average speed for the team pursuit race was calculated using a distance of 2324,16 meters for the women's race.[14] The skaters only utilize the inner lane and the lap distance is accordingly less than the 400 meters of a regular lap skated with one inner curve and one outer curve. For comparison, the fastest known 400m lap was skated by Zhang Hong during a 500m race in Salt Lake City on 20 November 2015, with a lap time of 25.93 seconds and an average speed of 55.51 km/h (34.49 mph).[15]
  • *** unofficial world best (not recognized as a world record by ISU)

Sea-level world bests[edit]

Salt Lake City and Calgary, where all of the current world records were set (see above), are at comparatively high altitudes (greater than 1 km above sea level). Performance is better at these high altitudes because the lower oxygen levels are compensated by the reduced air resistance.[29] Skating statisticians therefore record separate lists of "sea-level world bests" for speed skating records that are set at (or close to) sea level, where results in Salt Lake City and Calgary are excluded.

Men[edit]

Event Name Country Time Date Place Meeting Ref
500 meters Jeremy Wotherspoon  Canada 34.31 26 January 2008 Norway Hamar 2007–08 World Cup [30]
Michel Mulder  Netherlands 34.31 27 December 2013 Netherlands Heerenveen Dutch Olympic Trial (for 2014) [31]
500 meters × 2 Pavel Kulizhnikov  Russia 68.931 15 February 2015 Netherlands Heerenveen 2015 World Single Distance Championships [32]
1000 meters Kjeld Nuis  Netherlands 1:07.64 29 December 2017 Netherlands Heerenveen Dutch Olympic Trial (for 2018) [33]
1500 meters Denis Yuskov  Russia 1:43.36 13 February 2015 Netherlands Heerenveen 2015 World Single Distance Championships [34]
3000 meters Sven Kramer  Netherlands 3:38.64 5 February 2018 South Korea Gangneung Test Competition [35]
5000 meters Sven Kramer  Netherlands 6:06.82 9 February 2017 South Korea Gangneung 2017 World Single Distance Championships [36]
10000 meters Sven Kramer  Netherlands 12:38.89 11 February 2017 South Korea Gangneung 2017 World Single Distance Championships [37]
Team sprint
(3 laps)
Ruslan Murashov
Pavel Kulizhnikov
Denis Yuskov
 Russia 1:19.38 7 January 2018 Russia Kolomna 2018 European Championships [38]
Team pursuit
(8 laps)
Håvard Bøkko
Simen Spieler Nilsen
Sverre Lunde Pedersen
 Norway 3:37.08 21 February 2018 South Korea Gangneung 2018 Winter Olympics [39]
Sprint combination Hein Otterspeer  Netherlands 137.935 pts 26–27 January 2019 Netherlands Heerenveen 2019 Dutch Sprint Championships [40]
Small combination Koen Verweij  Netherlands 148.517 pts 12–13 March 2010 Russia Moscow 2010 World Junior Championships [41]
Big combination Sven Kramer  Netherlands 147.567 pts 7–8 February 2009 Norway Hamar 2009 World Allround Championships [42]

Women[edit]

Event Name Country Time Date Place Meeting Ref
500 meters Nao Kodaira  Japan 36.94 18 February 2018 South Korea Gangneung 2018 Winter Olympics [43]
500 meters × 2 Lee Sang-hwa  South Korea 74.70 8 February 2014 Russia Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics [44]
1000 meters Brittany Bowe  United States 1:13.24 16 December 2018 Netherlands Heerenveen 2018–19 World Cup [45]
1500 meters Ireen Wüst  Netherlands 1:53.30 15 December 2018 Netherlands Heerenveen 2018–19 World Cup [46]
3000 meters Martina Sáblíková  Czech Republic 3:58.11 5 March 2016 Germany Berlin 2016 World Allround Championships [47]
5000 meters Martina Sáblíková  Czech Republic 6:44.85 9 February 2019 Germany Inzell 2019 World Single Distance Championships [48]
Team sprint
(3 laps)
Angelina Golikova
Olga Fatkulina
Elizaveta Kazelina
 Russia 1:26.62 12 November 2017 Netherlands Heerenveen 2017–18 World Cup [49]
Team pursuit
(6 laps)
Ayano Sato
Miho Takagi
Nana Takagi
 Japan 2:53.89 21 February 2018 South Korea Gangneung 2018 Winter Olympics [50]
Sprint combination Brittany Bowe  United States 149.600 pts 28 February –
1 March 2015
Kazakhstan Astana 2015 World Sprint Championships [51]
Mini combination Cindy Klassen  Canada 157.950 pts 15–17 November 2002 Germany Erfurt 2002–03 World Cup [52]
Small combination Ireen Wüst  Netherlands 158.615 pts 22–23 March 2014 Netherlands Heerenveen 2014 World Allround Championships [53]

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