Martina Sáblíková of the Czech Republic secured her 10th consecutive women's 5,000 metres title as the International Skating Union World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships continued in Germany today.
The 31-year-old, who first clinched the 5,000m crown in 2007, dominated the race and crossed the line in a track record of 6min 44.854sec at the Max Aicher Arena.
The triple Olympic champion finished over a minute quicker than nearest challenger Esmee Visser of The Netherlands, who earned silver in 6:46.143.
Natalia Voronina of Russia was the recipient of the bronze medal.
Victory for Sáblíková saw her maintain her monopoly of the 5,000m at the World Single Distances Championships, which stretches back over a decade.
It also handed the Czech star a 15th gold medal after she triumphed in the 3,000m on Thursday (February 7).
The men's distances honours were claimed by Dutchman Jorrit Bergsma, who secured a third world title in the 10,000m event.
Bergsma, who claimed silver in the 10,000m at last year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, stopped the clock at 12:52.928 to oust compatriot Patrick Roest.
Danila Semerikov added to the Russian medal tally as he took bronze.
There was further success for the Dutch team in the men's 1,000m as the nation enjoyed a clean sweep, led by gold medallist Kai Verbij.
The 24-year-old European sprint champion was in superb form as he set a track record of 1:07.399.
Thomas Krol also produced a quick time but fell 0.27sec short of his team-mate, while Olympic champion Kjeld Nuis was forced to settle for the bronze medal.
Brittany Bowe of the United States also broke the track record on her way to gold in the women's 1,000m.
The American former inline speed skater earned her second world crown in the distance in a time of 1:13.414, nearly a full second quicker than silver medallist Vanessa Herzog of Austria, who dethroned Japan's Nao Kodaira over 500m yesterday.
Kodaira endured another disappointing outing but still finished on the podium as she claimed bronze.
The event in Inzell is scheduled to conclude tomorrow with the 1,500m and mass start races for men and women.