Olympic Athlete Dies Suddenly While Running

(RepublicanInformer.com)- According to his coworkers, Dr. Paul Hannam, the chief of emergency medicine and program medical director at North York General Hospital (NYGH), unexpectedly passed away on Saturday while out for a run.

New York General stated on Twitter-

We are grieving the tragic death of Dr. Paul Hannam, a beloved friend and colleague, who died away yesterday. The Chief of Emergency Medicine and Program Medical Director at NYGH was Dr. Hannam. He was a community and patient-focused colleague who is widely appreciated. @NYGH News, North York General

There is no information at this time on what caused his untimely passing.
Howard Ovens, Chief Medical Strategy Officer at Mount Sinai Hospital, tweeted the news of Dr. Hannam’s demise.

Ovens stated that “Canadian Emergency Medicine is in grief tonight.” “Paul Hannam, an Olympic sailor, marathon runner, husband, father, and director of the Emergency Department at NYGH, passed away unexpectedly today while out on a run. The classic gentleman. Give your loved one a hug.

Dr. Oven stated that Dr. Hannam is not a public person, and his family deserves privacy and respect in response to the question of whether an autopsy is being performed to allay public worries.

Dr. Oven reposted a message from another physician explaining that an arrhythmia, not a vaccination, almost usually results in abrupt cardiac death during exercise.
After Hannam passed away, condolences came in.

Hannam was a talented athlete who participated in the Olympics in sailing in 1996 and was noted as a devoted marathon runner. There is no information at this time on what caused his untimely passing. Hannam’s demise was reported on Twitter by Mount Sinai Hospital’s chief medical strategic officer, Howard Ovens.

Hannam, in his early 50s, had previously competed in the Boston Marathon and the Around the Bay 30K Road Race.

Hannam formerly held the post of emergency medical director at Toronto’s Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), where NYGH now employs him.

During the 1996 Olympic Games, Dr. Paul Hannam and Brian Storey finished 20th in the Men’s 470 (Two-Person Dinghy) class.