Joey Mantia won the men's team pursuit and men's 1,500m titles in Salt Lake City ©Getty Images

Joey Mantia led the United States to glory by breaking the men’s team pursuit world record at the International Skating Union World Cup Speed Skating at Salt Lake City.

The US team clinched the title in 3mins 34.47secs to shave 0.21 off the previous record set by The Netherlands at last year’s World Championships.

The victory completed a memorable double for 35-year-old Mantia who won the men’s 1,500 metres gold yesterday before anchoring teammates Emery Lehman and Casey Dawson to the team pursuit crown.

"He's really the leader," said Dawson.

"We're the engines in the back pushing them.

"So that's how we think about it.

"We're just like a train going around the track."

Mantia added: "I did the easy job.

"I just get up front and lead the way and these guys are pushing me so hard that I can basically just move my feet and I keep the rhythm and keep the speeds up.

"The magic behind our team pursuit being successful is that everybody thinks everybody else's job is the hardest."

Thomas Krol led a Dutch one-two-three in the men’s 1,000m race as he proved too strong for Olympic champion Kjeld Nuis.

Krol beat Nuis in the final pairing, clocking a time of 1:06.44.

Nuis finished second in 1:06.86 with Hein Otterspeer taking bronze in 1:06.95.

Japan’s Wataru Morishige celebrated his maiden World Cup win after triumphing in an eventful 500m race.

Morishige clocked 33.99 to defeat Russia’s Artem Arefyev who registered a personal best time of 34.00 to take silver.

Laurent Dubreuil of Canada came third in a personal best of 34.05.

There was also success for Japan in the women’s 1,500m competition as Miho Takagi swept to victory in 1:49.99 - just 0.16 shy of her own world record in only the second sub 1:50 race in history.

Compatriot Ayano Sato ran away with silver, crossing in 1:51.46 while Dutch speed skater Antoinette de Jong won bronze in a personal best of 1:51.72.

Canada’s Ivanie Blondin edged out world champion Marijke Groenewoud of The Netherlands to win the women’s mass start final.

Blondin secured the title in 8:31.870 as Groenewoud had to settle for silver in 8:31.88.

Sofie Karoline Haugen of Norway took her first World Cup medal with bronze after finishing in 8:32.26.