Morrison, Denny

Person type: 
National Team
National Elite / Senior Pool
Track type: 
Long
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, September 8, 1985
Hometown: 
Fort St. John, BC
Coach: 
Bart Schouten
Training centre: 
The Olympic Oval, Calgary

 

International senior seasons: 2003-...

Personal Records
500m: 34.85, Dec. 28, 2007, Calgary
1000m: 1:07.11, March 7, 2009, Salt Lake City
1500m: 1:42.01, March 14, 2008, Calgary
3000m: 3:40.44, September 23, 2017, Calgary
5000m: 6:24.13, January 2, 2006, Calgary
10000m: 13:41.65, December 31, 2007, Calgary

Facts: 

2015-2016
-Suffered a cerebrovascular accident on Saturday April 23 2016
-Suffered a femur fracture as well as other injuries following a motorcycle accident on Thursday, May 7, 2015

2014-2015
-2014-2015 World Cup Champion in the 1500m event
-Won silver medals in the 1500m and in the Team Pursuit at the World Single Distance Championships
-Named Long Track Male Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada, honour her shared with Laurent Dubreuil

2013-2014
-Silver medalist in the 1000m and bronze medalist in the 1500m at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia
-Named Long Track Male Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2012-2013
-His season was interrupted for three months after breaking his left fibula in December
-Named Long Track Male Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2011-2012
-1500m World Champion at the 2012 World Single Distance Championships

2009-2010
-Gold medalist in the Team Pursuit event at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada
-Named Long Track Male Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2008-2009
-Silver medalist in the 1000m and bronze medalist in the 1500m at the 2009 World Single Distance Championships
-Named Long Track Male Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2007-2008
-1500m World Champion and bronze medalist in the 1000m at the 2008 World Single Distance Championships
-Broke a world record in the 1500m with a time of 1:42.01 in Calgary March 14, 2008. He was the world record holder until March 6, 2009.
-Named Long Track Male Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada, honour her shared with Jeremy Wotherspoon

2006-2007
-Silver medalist in the 1000m and in the Team Pursuit, and bronze medalist on 1500m at the 2007 World Single Distance Championships
-Named Long Track Male Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2005-2006
-Silver medalist in the Team Pursuit event at the Olympic Games in Torino, Italy
-Named Long Track Male Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada
-He focused on long track after competing in both short track and long track until the 2004-2005 season

2004-2005
-500m World Champion and silver medalist in the 1500m and in Team Pursuit at the 2005 World Junior Championships

2003-2004
-Silver medalist in Team Pursuit and bronze medalist in the 3000m at the 2004 World Junior Championships

1988-1989
-He started speed skating at age of three

Results: 
Event500m1000m1500m5000m /
10,000m /
Long distance
Mass StartTeam Pursuit
2017-2018      
World Cup #1 - Heenrenveen, NED 19
(1:10.72)
10 (B)
(1:47.64)
  4
(3:43.48)
Fall World Cups Selection 3
(1:08.59)
2
(1:44.16)
5000m: 5
(6:24.33)
6
#1: 14
#2: 4
 
2016-2017      
National Rankings (overall: 25)37552331 
World Cup Rankings 4631  5
Canada Cup 4/Oval Finale  89
(1:54.50)
5000m:
12
(6:32.01)
  
World Single Distance Championships, Gangneung (KOR)
(did not skate)
      
Canada Cup #2

2 (1)
(36.52)

     
Canadian Single Distance Championships

12 (2)
(36.44)

9
(1:09.57)
3
(1:46.84)
 9 
World Cup #4 - Heerenveen, NED 22 (B)
(1:11.05)
7 (B)
(1:49.40)
  5
(3:44.62)
World Cup #3 - Astana, KAZ 6 (B)
(1:10.31)
20 (A)
(1:48.35)
  SILVER
(3:44.95)
World Cup #2 - Nagano, JPN  3 (B)
(1:48.26)
  8
(3:46.09)
World Cup #1 - Harbin, CHN  10 (B)
(1:50.35)
  6
(3:50.71)
Fall World Cup Selections14 (1)
(36.57)
4
(1:09.508)
2
(1:46.62)
   
2015-2016      
Canada Cup #4   3000m:
1
(3:52.91)
  
2014-2015      
Final ranking: National16215000m: 429 
World Cup Final
(Final ranking: 6)
 GOLD
(1:09.07)
(Final ranking: 5)
GOLD
(1:46.15)
(Final ranking: 1)
   
World Allround Championships
(Overall: 7)
1
(34.98)
 5
(1:44.35)

5000m:
11
(6:25.01)

10000m:
8 (13:54.90)

  
World Single Distance Championships 4
(1:08.72)
SILVER
(1:45.08)
  SILVER
(3:44.09)
World Cup #6 - Heenrenveen 5 (A1)
(1:09.35)
    
World Cup #5 - Hamar  BRONZE (A)
(1:46.03)
5000m
12 (B)
(6:35.09)
  
Canadian Single Distance Championships7 (1)
(35.03)
2 (2)
(1:08.02)
1
(1:46.02)
5000m
6
(6:38.80)
  
World Cup #4 - Heerenveen 6 (A)
(1:09.50)
11 (A)
(1:47.92)
  4
(3:45.57)
World Cup #3 - Berlin 8 (A)
(1:10.09)
6 (A)
(1:47.61)
   
World Cup #2 - Seoul 20 (A)
DQ
(A): 4
(1:48.38)
   
World Cup #1 - Obihiro

 

(A): 7
(1:10.06)
(A): 4
(1:47.05)
  9
(3:55.13)
Fall World Cup Trials

 

2
(1:07.98)
 

5000m: 6
(6:37.77)

Longue distance: 19
(8:07.68)

  
2013-2014      
Olympic Games

 

SILVER
(1:08.43)
BRONZE
(1:45.22)
  4
(3:44.27)
World Cup -
Overall : 6

 

(A): 2

(A): 7  6
World Cup #6 - Heerenveen 

(A): 1
(1:08.91)

(A): 9
(1:46.49)
   
World Cup #5 - Inzell (A): 6
(1:09.30)
(A): SILVER
(1:45.28)
   
World Cup #4 - Berlin (A): 20
(1:10.80)
    
World Cup #3 - Astana(B1): 17
(35.99)
(A): 4
(1:09.15)
(A): 11
(1:46.53)
   
World Cup #2 - Salt Lake City (A): 4
(1:07.44)
(A): 5
(1:42.79)
  7:
(3:40.64)
World Cup #1 - Calgary (A): 11
(1:08.39)
(A): 11
(1:44.42)
  4:
(3:41.39)
Olympic Trials

(1): 12
(35.30)

DQ
(Reskate: 1)

1:
(1:45.00)
   
2012-13      
WC-1  1 (1:09.43)13 (1:47.58) 4
WC-2   19 (1:48.66)  
WC-3   6 (1:46.70) 4
WC-4B: 17 (36.21)B: 19 (36.15)6 (1:10.19)
2 (1:09.64)
   
WC-5B: 17 (36.44)B: 15 (36.67)5 (1:10.28)
5 (1:10.17)
   
WC-RankT-47 619 6
WSD  13 (1:10.45)  7
Fall Trials7 (70.62)6 (35.32)
8 (35.30)
 1 (1:44.73)2 (6:29.28) 
Cdn Rank13 1817 
2011-12      
WC-1  3 (1:09.26) 5 (1:46.83)9 (3:49.27)
WC-2  5 (1:09.37) 2 (1:45.80) 
WC-3  6 (1:09.42) 5 (1:46.70)5 (3:46.87)
WC-4  2 (1:07.39)4 (1:08.20)  
WC-5    4 (1:47.56)5 (3:47.84)
WC-6  15 (1:10.36) 7 (1:47.44) 
WC-Final  5 (1:09.60) 9 (1:48.37) 
WC-Rank  4 47
WS (Overall: 10)20 (0:35.25)24 (0:35.20)5 (1:08.05)10 (1:08.28)  
WSD  4 (1:09.04) 1 (1:46.44)4 (3:44.38)
Fall Trials9 (35.72)9 (35.59)1 (1:08.67) 1 (1:45.18)5000: 6 (6:39.29)
CSD8 (35.17)5 (35.21)2 (1:08.53) 2 (1:45.64) 
Cdn Rank11 11  
2010-11      
WC-1  6 23 
WC-2 B: 169 B: 15
WC-3    62
WC-4  816  
WC-5  314  
WC-6  2 24
WC-7    4 
WC-Final  6 6 
WC-Rank57 5 8 
WS (Overall: 7)252255  
WSD  5 62
Fall Trials7 1   
CSD81211  
Cdn Rank13 1 2 
2009-10      
Olympics  139181
WC-124 63  
WC-2  1210  
WC-4  33 2
WC-5  125  
WC-6B: 7B: 101st: 7; 2nd: 5   
WC-7  62 2
WC-Rank  53 3
Cont.-Reg. Qual.1  11 
Fall Trials76112 
CSD672 2 
Cdn Rank12 112 
2008-09      
WC-123 68191
WC-211B: 6719 4
WC-4B: 10B: 81st: 6; 2nd: 7100: 34  
WC-5B: 3B: 71st: 2; 2nd: 3100: 27  
WC-6B: 3 1st: 1; 2nd: 1   
WC-7B: 9 21  
WC-9  33  
WC-Rank37 27431
WAR (Overall: 5)1  41310000: 11
WS17141st: 7; 2nd: 2   
WSD  23 6
CSD3 112 
Cdn Rank6 1118 
2007-08      
WC-1B: 4 82  
WC-2B: 14119 1
WC-419 22 2
WC-518172   
WC-6161613  
WC-81841st: 2: 2nd: 2100: 23  
WC-Final17183 (1:07.11)2 2
WC-Rank19 26  
WAR (Overall: 6)1  2910000: 11
WS (Overall: 7)19141st: 4; 2nd: 4   
WSD  31 4
Oval Finale   1 (1:42.01)  
CSD34 (34.85)21310000: 2 (13:41.65)
Cdn Rank4 1120 
2006-07      
WC-Rank43 113  
WAR (Overall: 10)2  21510000: 12
WS (Overall: 7)23161st: 4; 2nd: 3   
WSD20 23 2
CSD1 11  
Cdn Rank3 11  
2005-06      
Olympics  1911 2
WC-Rank  152 1
WAR (Overall: 5)4  31810000: 10
Fall Trials  112 
CSD6 2 3 (6:24.13) 
Cdn Rank  319 
2004-05      
WC-Rank 39   7
WSD     5
World Jrs (Overall: 4)1 2772
Fall Trials  3 2 
Cnd All-RoundOverall: 3     
Cdn Rank 43 4 
2003-04      
WC-Rank  44   
World Jrs (Overall: 4)8 63182
Cdn Jr Champ. LTOverall: 1     
Cdn Jr Champ. STOverall: 8     
Cdn Rank  5   
2002-03      
World Jrs (Overall:10)8 911184
Cdn Jr Champ. LTOverall: 2     
Cdn Jr Champ. STOverall: 5     
2001-02      
Cdn Jr Champ. LTOverall: 6