| 8–9 January 1889|
| 22from 4 nations|
| Museumplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands|
The 1890 World Allround Speed Skating Championships took place at 8 and 9 January at the ice rink Museumplein in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is the first World Allround Speed Skating Championships, it's unofficial because there was no International Skating Union (ISU is founded in 1892)
Three distances were skated at the World Championship, the ½ mile (850 meter), the 1 mile (1609 meter) and the 2 miles (3219 meter). One became champion if one won all three distances.
The Russian Aleksandr Pansjin didn't win the final at the 2 miles and was not declared as winner due to the rules.
* = Fell
NC = Not classified
NF = Not finished
NS = Not started
DQ = Disqualified
1889 World Allround Speed Skating Championships Wikipedia
Three distances have to be skated:½ mile (805 m)
1 mile (1609 m)
2 miles (3219 m)
One could only win the World Championships by winning at all three distances, so there would be no World Champion if no skater won all three distances.
The winner of the distances was decided by a final of the best four skaters of the distance. If the same time was skated a skate-off is skated to decide the ranking.
Silver and bronze medals were not awarded.