Michael Johnson, the Olympic track legend told fans on Saturday that he was recovering from a mini stroke that he suffered last week.
Johnson said that he “rather surprisingly” suffered a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA). According to the American Stroke Association, a TIA is a temporary blockage of blood flow to the brain. However, a TIA causes no permanent damage. The Dallas native says he’s back at home with his family and has already made great progress on his road to recovery.
Johnson made history in 1996 when he became the first man to win the 200 and 400 meter titles at the same Olympics. A four-time gold medalist, Johnson previously held the world and Olympic records in both of those distance races.