Runners Mourn Olympian David Torrence's Death At 31


Professional distance runner David Torrence was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool at a condominium complex in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Monday morning. "Detectives discovered that there were no obvious signs of attack", he said.

Fire crews got the man out of the water and pronounced him dead at the scene.

The athlete Peruvian-American David Torrence, who represented Peru in the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 and the last World Athletics London, suffered a serious accident in Scottsdale, United States.

Fellow HOKA athlete Kyle Merber announced they would name the Long Island Mile race he organizes every year after Torrence.

Torrence was a two-time champion of the Hoka One One Long Island Mile in NY, and was aiming for his third title on September 6. He was the two-time champion of that event and a good friend of Merber's.

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So far Torrence's health condition (31) is reserved. "He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family and friends during this hard time".

Torrence, a silver medalist for the the 2014 World Relay Championships and in the 2015 Pan American Games, had left his home in Malibu, Calif., to train in Arizona a few weeks ago, police added, and his Strava profile shows that he had completed a 7.3-mile run Sunday.

Torrence made the final of the Olympic 5,000 meters past year in Rio, where he finished 15th.

Police continue to investigate Torrence's death, the cause of which will be determined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office.