|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Kenneth Eldred "Ken"•Bartholomew (Bartholomay-)|
|Born||10 February 1920 in Leonard, North Dakota (USA)|
|Died||9 October 2012 in Bloomington, Minnesota (USA)|
|Affiliations||Lawrence Wennell Powderhorn Skating Club|
Ken Bartholomew won more national speed skating championships than any other American. He was the United States’ National Outdoor Champion 14 times – 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 – 43.2 (1948); 1500 – 2:26.8 (1948).
|1948 Winter Olympics||Speed Skating (Skating)||500 metres, Men||Olympic||=2||Silver||Representing United States|