Erin Jackson earned home victory in Salt Lake City ©Getty Images

Home favourite Erin Jackson set a national record to win the women’s 500 metres at the International Skating Union's (ISU) World Cup Speed Skating event in Salt Lake City, as Nils van der Poel lowered the men's 5,000m world record.

Jackson headed into the event at the Utah Olympic Oval having won three of the four World Cup races contested over the distance this season in Poland and Norway.

The 29-year-old continued her outstanding form by topping the standings in a personal best of 36.809sec.

The effort improved the American record of 36.90, which was set eight-years ago by Heather Bergsma.

Russia’s Angelina Golikova was the only other skater to dip under the 37-second mark, finishing in 36.935.

Golikova has now ended as the runner-up to Jackson twice this season.

The Netherlands’ Femke Kok rounded off the top three by achieving a personal best time of 37.017.

The men’s 5,000m race saw Sweden's Van der Poel produce a world record of 6min 1.566sec to win the event.

The effort improved the previous time of 6:01.86, set by Canadian Ted-Jan Bloemen on the same track.

The Netherlands' Patrick Roest finished as the runner-up in 6:04.415.

Italy's Davide Ghiotto completed the podium places in 6:07.271.

Japan celebrated a one-two finish in the men’s 500m event.

Yamato Matsui claimed the first World Cup win of his career by clocking 34.048, just 0.04 clear of compatriot Wataru Morishige.

Canada’s Laurent Dubreuil, the World Single Distance Championships gold medallist in the event, placed third in 34.099.

The top three each achieved personal bests.

Irene Schouten continued her domination of the longer-distance women's events, having earned 3,000m, 5,000m and mass start success so far this season.

The Dutch star won the latest 3,000m race in a personal best of 3:52.899.

Antoinette de Jong was 2.29sec behind her compatriot to end as the runner-up.

Norway's Ragne Wiklund completed the top three in 3:55.519.

The ISU World Cup Speed Skating leg continues tomorow.