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Mavic's Hugh Walton recovering from stroke

Published May 18, 2012

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN) — Mavic, Inc.'s new general manager, Hugh Walton, is recovering from a stroke at a Massachusetts hospital.

Walton suffered the stroke earlier this week. His wife Susan said he has partial paralysis on his left side, including his face, and is having difficulty with speech and movement.

"His winner's attitude and goal-oriented focus are already serving him well as he has made good progress in just a couple days," Susan Walton said.

"Hugh is a fighter and loves challenges and — even better — loves winning so he's got what it takes to get through this. He wants to get back to work at Mavic asap," she said in an email to BRAIN.

Walton has a long history in the bike industry, with Pearl Izumi, Descente and Veltec and other companies. A former pro road racer who represented Canada at the Olympics, Walton remains an avid rider and racer who won a world master's title in 1996.

Walton joined Mavic last month and is transitioning from his home in Boulder, Colorado to Mavic's U.S. headquarters in Massachusetts. He is being treated at Tufts Medical Center's neurological center.

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