‘Pride of Cadillac’ Paul McMullen Celebrated in April Memorial Service

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Former Olympian Paul McMullen, known as the Pride of Cadillac, is being memorialized in a service this April.

Paul is beloved for both his athletic accomplishments and his impact on generations of runners. He founded the Chariots of Fire Running Club, was a youth track couch, and life mentor.

McMullen died last week in a tragic skiing accident at Caberfae near Cadillac.

People are invited to celebrate Paul McMullen’s life at Grand Haven High School’s gymnasium on Sunday, April 18. The service starts at 1 p.m. Masks and social distancing are required.

McMullen leaves behind his wife and three children.

He was an eight-time NCAA All American. He still holds the indoor mile record at Eastern Michigan University.

Perhaps his most well-known accomplishment came in 1996 when he qualified to be a member of the U.S. Olympic Team competing in Atlanta, Georgia.