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10,000 metres, Men

Date27 January 1924 — 13:00
StatusOlympic
LocationStade Olympique, Chamonix
Participants16 from 6 countries
StarterHans ValärSUI
RefereeHans Oscar HammerstadNOR
Attendance1,589

As with the other distances, season times were a poor indication of favorites, as only the Finns had been training in Davos - the fastest rink at the time. There, Julius Skutnabb had recorded 18:02.4. Skutnabb was a veteran, 34 years old. He had already competed internationally prior to World War I, and was still among the top skaters when competition resumed in the 1920s.

Skutnabb was drawn against his teammate, Clas Thunberg. He had already won two Olympic titles and was virtually certain of the allround gold as well. He was not considered a strong 10000 m skater, and the two struck a deal to help Skutnabb win a gold medal as well. The plan worked perfectly, as they recorded the first and second best times of the competition. The Norwegians, who had been 1-2-3 up to that time moved down in the standings. The only remaining Norwegian was Frithjof Paulsen, a long distance specialist. With 18:13.0, he fell just short of the medals.

Chamonix would become Skutnabb’s lucky rink, as he won his only other major title there as well. In 1926, he won the European Championships with three distance victories out of four races.

PosPairSkaterNOCTime
16IJulius SkutnabbFIN18:04.8ORGold
26OClas ThunbergFIN18:07.8Silver
33ORoald LarsenNOR18:12.2ORBronze
48OFrithjof PaulsenNOR18:13.0
52OHarald StrømNOR18:18.6OR
63ISigurd MoenNOR18:19.0
79OLéon QuagliaFRA18:25.0
82IValentine BialasUSA18:34.0
98IRichard DonovanUSA18:57.0
109IAsser WalleniusFIN19:03.8
1112IAlberts RumbaLAT19:14.61
121OJoe MooreUSA19:36.2OR
131IHarry KaskeyUSA19:45.2
1412OLeon JucewiczPOL20:40.82
1513IAndré GegoutFRA21:03.43
AC13OGeorges de WildeFRADNF4
DNS7OMarcel MoensBEL
DNS5OGaston Van HazebroeckBEL
DNS10IAlbert TebbitGBR
DNS11IEric BlomgrenSWE
DNS4OAxel BlomqvistSWE