Douglas C. Pizac, Associated Press
U.S. skater Shani Davis races in the men's 1,000-meter speedskating World Cup race Saturday at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns. He finished in second place.

Speedskater Pekka Koskela of Finland set the world record for 1,000 meters Saturday, beating the previous mark by 0.03 seconds.

Koskela skated 1 minute and 7 seconds to break the record held by Shani Davis of the United States.

Davis had set his record at the Utah Olympic Oval on Nov. 20, 2005, at 1 minute 7:03 seconds.

Davis, in a final pairing Saturday, tried to reclaim the record but finished at 1 minute 7:18 seconds and second behind Koskela in the overall standings.

On Friday, Davis had his record in the 1,500 meters tied by Erben Wennemars of the Netherlands.