| February 5|
| 18 from 6 nations|
| James B. Sheffield Olympic Skating Rink, Lake Placid, New York, United States|
James B. Sheffield Olympic Skating Rink
The 1500 metres speed skating event was part of the speed skating at the 1932 Winter Olympics programme. The competition was held on Friday, February 5, 1932.
Eighteen speed skaters from six nations competed.
Like all other speed skating events at this Olympics the competition was held for the only time in packstyle format, having all competitors skate at the same time. This was the common style in North America and gave the runners from the United States and Canada a major advantage over the European rivals.
Speed skating at the 1932 Winter Olympics – Men's 1500 metres Wikipedia
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1932 Winter Olympics.
(*) The record was set in a high altitude venue (more than 1000 metres above sea level) and on naturally frozen ice.