Denny Morrison suffers stroke

MURRAY, UTAH – Fort St. John speedskater and Olympic medallist Denny Morrison says he’s in a Utah hospital after suffering a stroke.

The 30-year-old Morrison tweeted from his official Twitter account on Saturday night at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, two days after he was expected to complete a 25-day mountain bike ride from Arizona to Utah.

Only 11 months ago Morrison was in the hospital after he sustained serious injuries from a motorcycle accident.

Speed Skating Canada had no immediate information regarding Morrison’s tweet.

Less than a year after serious injuries from a motorcycle wreck that nearly ended not just his speedskating career but his life, the decorated Olympian raced a men’s 1,000 metres at the Olympic Oval in Calgary this past March.