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This list of speed skating records is an overview of the current speed skating records in its various events.

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World records

Men

Event Name Country Result Date Place Average Speed
500 meters Jeremy Wotherspoon  Canada 34.03 November 9, 2007 Salt Lake City 52.89 km/h (32.86 mph)
500 meters x 2 Jeremy Wotherspoon  Canada 1:08.17 November 9–11, 2007 Salt Lake City 52.81 km/h (32.81 mph)
1,000 meters Shani Davis  United States 1:06.42 March 7, 2009 Salt Lake City 54.20 km/h (33.68 mph)
1,500 meters Shani Davis  United States 1:41.04 December 11, 2009 Salt Lake City 53.44 km/h (33.21 mph)
3,000 meters Eskil Ervik  Norway 3:37.28* November 5, 2005 Calgary 49.71 km/h (30.89 mph)
5,000 meters Sven Kramer  Netherlands 6:03.32 November 17, 2007 Calgary 49.54 km/h (30.78 mph)
10,000 meters Sven Kramer  Netherlands 12:41.69 March 10, 2007 Salt Lake City 47.26 km/h (29.37 mph)
Team pursuit
(8 laps)
Sven Kramer
Carl Verheijen
Erben Wennemars
 Netherlands 3:37.80 March 11, 2007 Salt Lake City 52.89 km/h (32.86 mph)
**
Sprint combination Jeremy Wotherspoon  Canada 135.355 points November 9-11, 2007 Salt Lake City
Small combination Erben Wennemars  Netherlands 146.365 points August 13, 2005 Calgary
Big combination Shani Davis  United States 145.742 points March 18–19, 2006 Calgary
  • * In his Nov 17, 2007 world record 5,000 m race, Sven Kramer passed the 3,000 m mark at 3:37.15.

For comparison, the fastest known 400 m lap was skated by Jeremy Wotherspoon on 10 November 2007 in Salt Lake City during a 1000 m race in 24.32 seconds with an average speed of 59.21 km/h (36.79 mph).

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Women

Event Name Country Result Date Place Average Speed
500 meters Jenny Wolf  Germany 37.00 December 11, 2009 Salt Lake City 48.65 km/h (30.23 mph)
500 meters x 2 Jenny Wolf  Germany 1:14.17 November 16-17, 2007 Calgary 48.54 km/h (30.16 mph)
1,000 meters Cindy Klassen  Canada 1:13.11 March 25, 2006 Calgary 49.24 km/h (30.60 mph)
1,500 meters Cindy Klassen  Canada 1:51.79 November 20, 2005 Salt Lake City 48.30 km/h (30.01 mph)
3,000 meters Cindy Klassen  Canada 3:53.34 March 18, 2006 Calgary 46.28 km/h (28.76 mph)
5,000 meters Martina Sáblíková  Czech Republic 6:45.61 March 11, 2007 Salt Lake City 44.38 km/h (27.58 mph)
10,000 meters Martina Sáblíková  Czech Republic 13:48.33 March 15, 2007 Calgary 43.46 km/h (27.00 mph)
Team pursuit
(6 laps)
Kristina Groves
Christine Nesbitt
Brittany Schussler
 Canada 2:55.79 December 6, 2009 Calgary 49.15 km/h (30.54 mph)
**
Sprint combination Beixing Wang  China 148.855 points November 9-11, 2007 Salt Lake City
Mini combination Cindy Klassen  Canada 155.576 points March 15-17, 2001 Calgary
Small combination Cindy Klassen  Canada 154.580 points March 18-19, 2006 Calgary

For comparison, the fastest known 400 m lap was skated by Wang Beixing on 12 December 2009 in Salt Lake City during a 500 m race in 26.70 seconds with an average speed of 53.93 km/h (33.51 mph).

  • ** The average speed for the team pursuit races is somewhat lower than shown, as the team skates 8 or 6 inner lanes, whereas the 400 m length of a speed skating oval is based on skating one inner and one outer curve.

Olympic records

Men

Event Name Country Result Date Venue Avg. Speed
500 meters Jeremy Wotherspoon  Canada 34.37 February 11, 2002 Salt Lake City 52.40 km/h
1,000 meters Gerard van Velde  Netherlands 1:07.18 February 16, 2002 Salt Lake City 53.59 km/h
1,500 meters Derek Parra  United States 1:43.95 February 19, 2002 Salt Lake City 51.95 km/h
5,000 meters Sven Kramer  Netherlands 6:14.60 February 13, 2010 Vancouver 48.04 km/h
10,000 meters Sven Kramer  Netherlands 12:58.55 February 23, 2010 Vancouver 47.83 km/h
Team pursuit
(8 laps)
Jan Blokhuijsen
Sven Kramer
Mark Tuitert
 Netherlands 3:39.95 February 27, 2010 Vancouver 52.37 km/h

Women

Event Name Country Result Date Venue Avg. Speed
500 meters Catriona LeMay Doan  Canada 37.30 February 13, 2002 Salt Lake City 48.26 km/h
1,000 meters Christine Witty  United States 1:13.83 February 17, 2002 Salt Lake City 48.76 km/h
1,500 meters Anni Friesinger  Germany 1:54.02 February 20, 2002 Salt Lake City 47.36 km/h
3,000 meters Claudia Pechstein  Germany 3:57.70 February 10, 2002 Salt Lake City 45.44 km/h
5,000 meters Claudia Pechstein  Germany 6:46.91 February 23, 2002 Salt Lake City 44.24 km/h
Team pursuit
(6 laps)
Kristina Groves
Cindy Klassen
Christine Nesbitt
 Canada 3:01.24 February 15, 2006 Turin 47.67 km/h

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