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.
Almost a year post accident. And done mountain biking 800 miles across Arizona, I'm back in a Hospital bed again. Had a stroke today ??
— Denny Morrison (@Denny_Morrison) April 24, 2016
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.