Erik Jan Kooiman Eclipses World Record

Erik Jan Kooiman broke the world record, but it took him an hour to do it.  The Dutch long distance skater circled the 400 meter track in Inzell, Germany more than 109 times in an hour.  His average speed was over 27 miles an hour.   Making the record even more special is the fact Kooiman’s father is one of the distances former record holders.  A Dutch skater has held the record for all but five years since 1968.

 

# name distance place track type date
1 Charles Tebbutt GBR 22,591 m Amsterdam NED outdoor – natural 1 Mar 1888
2 Joe Donoghue USA 26,292 m Stamford GBR outdoor – natural 26 Jan 1893
3 Albert Tebbit GBR 26,448 m Leytestone GBR outdoor – natural 20 Feb 1895
4 Charles Edgington GBR 30,985 m Davos SUI outdoor – natural 10 Jan 1899
5 Coen de Koning NED 32,370 m Davos SUI outdoor – natural 29 Jan 1906
6 Léon Quaglia FRA 32,970 m Chamonix FRA outdoor – natural Jan 1928
7 Tonny Ferwerda NED 34,205.15 m Heerenveen NED outdoor – artificial 11 Feb 1968
8 Jan Roelof Kruithof NED 35,246.82 m Assen NED outdoor – artificial 16 Feb 1973
9 Johan Wardenier NED 35,392.80 m Heerenveen NED outdoor – artificial 25 Feb 1973
10 Jan Roelof Kruithof NED 36,971.00 m Inzell FRG outdoor – artificial 23 Feb 1976
11 Jos Niesten NED 37,638.26 m Inzell FRG outdoor – artificial 13 Feb 1981
12 Jan Kooiman NED 38,558.45 m Inzell FRG outdoor – artificial 8 Mar 1983
13 Hilbert van der Duim NED 39,492.80 m Heerenveen NED indoor – artificial 28 Nov 1986
14 Robert Vunderink NED 39,986.59 m Heerenveen NED indoor – artificial 28 Nov 1988
15 Olaf Kotva GER 40,194.99 m * Calgary CAN indoor – artificial 24 Mar 1998
16 Roberto Sighel ITA 41,040.54 m * Calgary CAN indoor – artificial 24 Mar 1999
17 Henk Angenent NED 41,669.49 m * Calgary CAN indoor – artificial 12 Mar 2004
18 Casper Helling NED 41,969.10 m * Salt Lake City USA indoor – artificial 15 Mar 2007
19 Douwe de Vries NED 42,252.22 m * Calgary CAN indoor – artificial 13 Mar 2015
20 Erik Jan Kooiman NED 43,735.94 m * Inzell GER indoor – artificial 9 Dec 2015

*indicates use of the clap skate

Here is the ladies record history: Current record is 25 miles per hour.

# name distance place track type date
1 Elisabeth Vadot FRA 28,749.00 m Grenoble FRA outdoor – artificial ?
2 Elisabeth Vadot FRA 29,363.40 m Grenoble FRA outdoor – artificial 23 Feb 1972
3 Lenie van der Hoorn-Langelaan NED 31,212.59 m Amsterdam NED outdoor – artificial 26 Feb 1978
4 Ineke Kooiman-van Homoet NED 33,837.71 m The Hague NED outdoor – artificial 7 Mar 1982
5 Lilian van Tol NED 34,507.30 m Heerenveen NED indoor – artificial 16 Nov 1987
6 Maria Sterk NED 36,441.26 m * Heerenveen NED indoor – artificial 29 Mar 2005
7 Carien Kleibeuker NED 40,569.68 m * Inzell GER indoor – artificial 9 Dec 2015
* = record skated on clap skates