Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Speedskater and Olympic Medallist Denny Morrison Suffers Stroke

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Speedskater and Olympic Medallist Denny Morrison Suffers Stroke

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Denny Morrison in hospital after suffering stroke

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Canadian 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," tweeted Morrison.

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. …

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