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Olympic medallist Denny Morrison in hospital in Utah after suffering stroke

Denny Morrison of Canada competes in the Mens 1500m race during day 2 of the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships held at Thialf Ice Arena on February 13, 2015 in Heerenveen, Netherlands.
Denny Morrison of Canada competes in the Mens 1500m race during day 2 of the ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships held at Thialf Ice Arena on February 13, 2015 in Heerenveen, Netherlands. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

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.

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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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