Fort St. John’s Denny Morrison to race on Tuesday at the Olympics

Denny Morrison at a homecoming event in Fort St. John in 2014.

PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA – Fort St. John’s Denny Morrison will get a chance to win a fifth Olympic medal in Long Track Speedskating early Tuesday morning our time.

Morrison will race in the Men’s 1500 metre race starting at 4 a.m. mountain time February 13.  The event will be carried on CBC.  This is the fourth Olympic games for the Fort St. John native and he will have a chance to win his fifth Olympic medal.


During his first Olympic’s in Turin, Morrison won silver in the team pursuit.  In Vancouver, his team won gold in the team pursuit and in 2014 in Sochi he won silver in the 1000 metre race and bronze in the 1500 metre race.

This will be an extra special Olympics for Morrison since he survived a motorcycle crash in May 0f 2015 and a stroke the following year.  He is also now married and will watch his wife Josie Spence compete at the games, also in speedskating.