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Men's 5,000 metres

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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.

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