| 6–7 February 1897|| 12from 3 nations|
| Eisstadion, Davos, Switzerland|
The 1897 World Allround Speed Skating Championships took place at 6 and 7 February 1897 at the ice rink Eisstadion in Davos, Switzerland.
Jack McCulloch was the defending champion ut did not participated.
The Norwegian Peder Østlund won three distances but did not finish the 500 meter. According to the rules he became World champion. The German Julius Seyler who finished all the distances had the best score.
* = Fell
NC = Not classified
NF = Not finished
NS = Not started
DQ = Disqualified
1898 World Allround Speed Skating Championships Wikipedia
Four distances have to be skated:500m
One could only win the World Championships by winning at least three of the four distances, so there would be no World Champion if no skater won at least three distances.
Silver and bronze medals were not awarded.