Alfred Naess

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Alfred Naess (April 26, 1877 – July 6, 1955) also written as Alfred Næss, was a Norwegian speedskater. He set the men's world record for 500 meters lowland skating on February 5, 1893 at 49.4 seconds in Hamar, Norway. He then broke his own record 21 days later on February 26, 1893 at 48.0 seconds, then lowered it to 47.0 seconds on February 24, 1894 at Hamar, Norway.