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Speed Skating at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Games:

Men's 5,000 metres

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Events:

Host City: Lake Placid, United States
Venue(s): James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval, Lake Placid
Date Started: February 16, 1980
Date Finished: February 16, 1980

Gold: USA Eric Heiden
Silver: NOR Kay Arne Stenshjemmet
Bronze: NOR Tom Erik Oxholm

Summary

[Eric Heiden] had one gold medal, having already won the 500 metres, and was also favored at this distance. He had won the last three World All-Arounds, and won the 5,000 at that meet in both 1978 and 1979. He had only lost the distance one time in 1978-79 at a major meet. His biggest competition was expected to come from the Norwegian, [Kai Arne Stenshjemmet]. Stenshjemmet was the world record holder, with 6:56.9, set at Medeo in March 1977. He had been third at the 1979 World All-Around, and fourth in 1978, and was better at longer distances. Norway’s [Tom Erik Oxholm] started in the first pair and recorded 7:05.59, a mark for Heiden to shoot at in the second pair. Skating with Dutchman [Hilbert van der Duim], Heiden was two seconds in front after 4½ laps, and defeated van der Duim by over five seconds, posting 7:02.29. It gave Stenshjemmet a goal and he set his lap times accordingly. Thru 10 laps he was ahead of Heiden’s pace, but at 4,200 metres he trailed by 1/100th of a second, and that was it. He had little left, and fell back a full second on the last two laps. Heiden had his second gold, but Stenshjemmet did hang on for the silver medal, with Oxholm getting bronze.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1 Eric Heiden 21 United States USA Gold 7:02.29 19.54 52.08 1:25.25 1:58.82 2:31.95 3:05.06 3:38.00 4:11.45 4:45.40 5:19.10 5:53.02 6:27.61 OR
2 Kay Arne Stenshjemmet 26 Norway NOR Silver 7:03.28 19.42 51.60 1:24.02 1:57.03 2:30.44 3:03.96 3:37.67 4:11.07 4:44.81 5:18.66 5:53.03 6:27.92
3 Tom Erik Oxholm 20 Norway NOR Bronze 7:05.59 19.21 49.65 1:21.62 1:54.35 2:28.12 3:01.92 3:35.96 4:10.13 4:44.60 5:19.19 5:54.21 6:29.72 OR
4 Hilbert van der Duim 22 Netherlands NED 7:07.97 19.86 52.22 1:25.87 2:00.09 2:34.11 3:08.14 3:41.93 4:16.01 4:50.03 5:24.07 5:58.31 6:33.17
5 Øyvind Tveter 25 Norway NOR 7:08.36 20.14 52.62 1:25.31 1:58.05 2:31.06 3:04.15 3:37.25 4:11.27 4:46.22 5:21.40 5:56.93 6:32.51
6 Piet Kleine 28 Netherlands NED 7:08.96 20.45 53.06 1:26.44 2:00.11 2:33.77 3:07.36 3:41.27 4:15.52 4:49.79 5:24.21 5:58.91 6:34.00
7 Mike Woods 27 United States USA 7:10.39 20.08 51.99 1:24.78 1:57.63 2:30.78 3:04.32 3:38.20 4:12.78 4:47.55 5:22.38 5:57.32 6:33.05
8 Ulf Ekstrand 22 Sweden SWE 7:13.13 20.08 53.08 1:26.36 2:00.27 2:34.38 3:08.82 3:43.32 4:18.53 4:53.11 5:27.16 6:01.80 6:37.21
9 Yep Kramer 22 Netherlands NED 7:14.09 20.24 52.98 1:26.60 2:00.63 2:35.11 3:08.98 3:43.12 4:17.82 4:52.80 5:28.05 6:03.39 6:38.48
10 Andreas Ehrig 20 East Germany GDR 7:14.56 19.53 51.37 1:24.13 1:57.49 2:31.03 3:05.01 3:39.30 4:13.64 4:48.71 5:24.37 6:00.53 6:37.34
11 Viktor Lyoskin 26 Soviet Union URS 7:16.24 19.83 51.94 1:24.97 1:58.21 2:31.59 3:05.99 3:40.66 4:15.88 4:51.12 5:26.75 6:02.85 6:39.78
12 Tomas Gustafson 20 Sweden SWE 7:16.85 19.46 51.29 1:24.12 1:58.01 2:32.26 3:06.41 3:40.91 4:15.29 4:50.82 5:26.64 6:02.86 6:39.79
13 Dmitry Ogloblin 23 Soviet Union URS 7:16.92 20.41 52.48 1:25.29 1:59.35 2:33.49 3:07.49 3:42.25 4:17.31 4:52.73 5:28.19 6:04.36 6:40.58
14 Jan Junell 23 Sweden SWE 7:19.50 19.77 51.81 1:24.96 1:58.70 2:32.96 3:07.66 3:42.53 4:17.96 4:53.51 5:29.46 6:05.40 6:42.10
15 Sergey Berezin 19 Soviet Union URS 7:19.93 20.28 53.59 1:27.18 2:01.22 2:35.89 3:10.64 3:45.89 4:21.50 4:56.89 5:32.44 6:08.15 6:44.18
16 Yasuhiro Shimizu 21 Japan JPN 7:21.50 20.39 52.96 1:26.40 2:00.43 2:34.65 3:08.71 3:43.48 4:18.81 4:54.91 5:30.97 6:07.54 6:44.30
17 Pertti Niittylä 24 Finland FIN 7:21.51 20.66 54.25 1:28.24 2:02.60 2:37.64 3:12.16 3:47.59 4:23.27 4:59.10 5:34.63 6:10.38 6:46.60
18 Craig Kressler 18 United States USA 7:25.43 20.03 52.16 1:24.94 1:58.86 2:32.78 3:07.10 3:42.69 4:18.41 4:55.28 5:32.61 6:10.52 6:48.58
19 Colin Coates 33 Australia AUS 7:27.25 20.36 52.66 1:26.16 2:00.40 2:35.16 3:09.78 3:45.30 4:21.48 4:58.14 5:35.34 6:12.41 6:49.67
20 Craig Webster 22 Canada CAN 7:28.94 20.74 53.98 1:28.29 2:03.13 2:38.01 3:13.07 3:48.83 4:24.56 5:00.72 5:37.04 6:14.02 6:51.27
21 Masahiko Yamamoto 23 Japan JPN 7:33.02 20.66 54.25 1:28.10 2:02.54 2:37.45 3:12.25 3:47.66 4:24.09 5:01.24 5:38.75 6:16.60 6:54.46
22 Andrei Erdely 24 Romania ROU 7:34.41 21.21 55.30 1:29.89 2:04.37 2:38.95 3:14.40 3:50.13 4:26.07 5:03.37 5:40.16 6:17.57 6:55.66
23 Maurizio Marchetto 23 Italy ITA 7:35.50 20.88 53.73 1:27.94 2:02.83 2:38.44 3:14.46 3:49.97 4:26.57 5:03.28 5:40.71 6:18.68 6:57.03
24 Na Yun-Su 17 South Korea KOR 7:39.62 19.95 52.72 1:27.04 2:02.45 2:38.63 3:15.35 3:52.62 4:30.03 5:07.59 5:45.23 6:23.48 7:01.97
25 Masayuki Kawahara 24 Japan JPN 7:42.18 20.15 53.03 1:26.49 2:01.53 2:37.50 3:14.17 3:51.66 4:29.94 5:08.23 5:46.33 6:25.02 7:03.55
26 Alan Luke 20 Great Britain GBR 7:52.65 21.27 56.12 1:31.50 2:07.84 2:44.59 3:21.83 3:59.35 4:37.47 5:15.43 5:54.01 6:33.53 7:13.13
27 John French 24 Great Britain GBR 7:59.62 21.59 57.01 1:33.10 2:09.97 2:47.06 3:24.29 4:02.65 4:41.11 5:20.49 5:59.36 6:39.40 7:19.49
28 Geoff Sandys 28 Great Britain GBR 8:01.09 21.26 56.12 1:32.06 2:09.25 2:46.92 3:25.05 4:03.76 4:42.43 5:21.73 6:01.05 6:41.26 7:21.29
29 Tömörbaataryn Nyamdavaa 19 Mongolia MGL 8:07.68 21.22 57.31 1:34.94 2:13.01 2:51.18 3:29.24 4:07.73 4:46.20 5:25.93 6:05.99 6:45.80 7:26.76