Record Breaking Olympian Paul McMullen Dies Suddenly After ‘Devastating’ Accident

A record-breaking Olympian from Cadillac, Paul McMullen, died suddenly in Northern Michigan Thursday night.

His teammates on a local multi-sport racing team called Team Stellafly say his death follows a “devastating” ski accident.

Stellafly says McMullen was an Olympian in 1996. He broke the four-minute mile 42 times over nine seasons, placing tenth in the world twice at the 1500 meter run.

McMullen was also a coach and founder of the Chariots of Fire Running Club, which serves kids ages 7 to 12.

And he was also a husband and father. On Facebook, Team Stellafly adds there are many who loved him dearly, saying “Rest in Peace, Paul. You will be deeply missed.”

9&10 News plans to follow up on this story, stick with Northern Michigan’s News Leader on air and online for more on Paul McMullen and his legacy.

We’re waking up to some devastating news about our teammate Paul McMullen. Paul McMullen passed away last night after a…

Posted by Team Stellafly on Friday, March 5, 2021