| 7–8 February 1896|| 14from 4 nations|
| Joesoepovski Park, Saint Petersburg, Russia|
The 1896 World Allround Speed Skating Championships took place at 7 and 8 February 1896 at the ice rink Joesoepovski Park in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Jaap Eden was the defending champion, he extended his title by winning all four distances.
* = Fell
NC = Not classified
NF = Not finished
NS = Not started
DQ = Disqualified
1896 World Allround Speed Skating Championships Wikipedia
Four distances had to be skated: 500, 1500, 5000 and 10,000 m. One could earn the world title only by winning at least three of the four distances, otherwise the title would become vacant. Silver and bronze medals were not awarded.