Not held in other editions
| Event type

Allround, Men

Date26 – 27 January 1924
LocationStade Olympique, Chamonix
Participants23 from 9 countries
StarterHans ValärSUI
RefereeHans Oscar HammerstadNOR

The allround competition had been the main form of speed skating since the beginning of international competition, and remained the World Championship format until the 1970s, when a sprint format was added. It is therefore strange that this event was only contested once at the Olympics, in 1924. The format used in the 1924 Olympics differs from the one currently used, as it used a point-for-place scoring system. Of note, the positions were those of the skaters who actually finished all four distances. This could make for interesting team tactics, with skaters deciding to forfeit or continue in spite of a bad position to help their countrymen (or hinder their opponents).

No such tactics were necessary at the 1924 Games, however. Because Jewtraw and Olsen were not entered in the allround competition, the lead was taken by Clas Thunberg and Roald Larsen. With Thunberg taking gold in both the 5000 and 1500 m, the title was virtually certain to go to the Finn. The difference with Larsen after three races was three points, which was not impossible because of Thunberg’s 10000 m record. The Finnish double victory in that event did seal it for Thunberg, while victor Skutnabb also secured a bronze in the allround competition.

PosCompetitorNOCPointsTime Points500 m5,000 m1,500 m10,000 m
1Clas ThunbergFIN5.5198.0244.8 (=1)8:39.0 (1)2:20.8 (1)18:07.8 (2)Gold
2Roald LarsenNOR9.5199.7644.8 (=1)8:50.2 (3)2:22.0 (2)18:12.2 (3)Silver
3Julius SkutnabbFIN11202.3546.4 (7)8:48.4 (2)2:26.6 (4)18:04.8 (1)Bronze
4Harald StrømNOR17203.6645.6 (6)8:54.6 (5)2:29.0 (5)18:18.6 (4)1
5Sigurd MoenNOR17203.7847.2 (9)8:51.0 (4)2:25.6 (3)18:19.0 (5)
6Léon QuagliaFRA25210.8448.4 (10)9:08.6 (6)2:37.0 (9)18:25.0 (6)
7Alberts RumbaLAT27212.6448.8 (11)9:14.4 (8)2:32.0 (6)19:14.6 (8)
8Leon JucewiczPOL32226.4049.6 (12)10:05.6 (11)2:42.6 (10)20:40.8 (9)
9André GegoutFRA36236.0253.2 (15)10:15.2 (13)2:54.4 (11)21:03.4 (10)
DNFAsser WalleniusFIN45.0 (3)9:12.8 (7)– (DNF)19:03.8 (7)
DNFGeorges de WildeFRA54.8 (16)10:39.8 (14)2:55.0 (13)– (DNF)
DNFGaston Van HazebroeckBEL55.8 (17)10:13.8 (12)2:54.8 (12)– (DNS)
DNFAxel BlomqvistSWE45.2 (4)9:48.8 (10)2:36.4 (8)– (DNS)
DNFEric BlomgrenSWE46.6 (8)9:14.6 (9)– (DNS)– (DNS)
DNFCharlie GormanCAN45.4 (5)– (AC)2:35.4 (7)
DNFAlbert HasslerFRA50.6 (13)– (DNS)– (DNS)
DNFFred DixGBR56.4 (=18)– (DNS)– (DNS)
DNFTom SuttonGBR1:00.8 (20)– (DNS)– (DNS)
DNFCyril HornGBR1:04.4 (22)– (DNS)– (DNS)
DNFLouis De RidderBEL52.8 (14)– (DNS)3:01.8 (14)
DNFPhilippe Van VolckxsomBEL56.4 (=18)– (DNS)3:14.6 (15)
DNFMarcel MoensBEL1:02.2 (21)11:30.4 (16)3:16.8 (16)– (DNS)
DNFAlbert TebbitGBR– (DNS)11:01.0 (15)– (DNS)
DNSChristfried BurmeisterEST– (DNS)– (DNS)
DNSCesare LocatelliITA– (DNS)– (DNS)
DNSAlexander SpenglerSUI– (DNS)– (DNS)
DNSGustaf AnderssonSWE