The Olympic champion on a distance of 5000 meters was the Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer. The result is 6 minutes 9.76 seconds — an Olympic record.
He broke his record set at the Olympics in Sochi. World record holder Ted-Yang Problem finished second. In third place is the Norwegian Sverre Lunde Pedersen.
Sven Kramer became a champion on a distance of 5000 meters for the third Olympics in a row (in Turin he was the second). He is also a champion of the Sochi Olympics in the team race.
Sven Kramer — the eightfold world champion on a distance of 5000 meters, a five-time — 10000 metres, six times in the team race.
He is the son of well — known skater Yep Kramer, a member of the Olympics of 1980 and 1984.