Full name: Kenneth Eldred "Ken" Bartholomew (Bartholomay-)
Born: February 10, 1920 in Leonard, North Dakota, United States
Died: October 9, 2012 in Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: Lawrence Wennell Powderhorn Skating Club
Country: United States
Sport: Speed Skating
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Ken Bartholomew won more national speed skating championships than any other American. He was the United States' National Outdoor Champion 14 times â in 1939, 1941, 1942, 1947, 1950-57, 1959, and 1960. He also won the North American Outdoor Championship in 1941, 1942, and 1956. In 1948, he and teammate [Bobby Fitzgerald] tied for the silver medal in the 500m with a time of 43.2 seconds. After retiring from competition, Bartholomew promoted youth programs in speed skating, and worked as a lineman for Northwestern Bell. He was inducted into the Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame in 1959 and the National Speedskating Hall of Fame in 1968.
Personal Bests: 500 â 43.2 (1948); 1500 â 2:26.8 (1948).
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