Arizona police say Olympic runner found dead in pool

30 August, 2017, 01:45 | Author: Nora May
  • Olympian David Torrence Found Dead Monday in Scottsdale

Torrence (number 2) in action at the Morton Games at Santry Stadium in 2012.

Malibu resident David Torrence, 31, an Olympic runner, was found dead Monday morning, August 28, in a swimming pool in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Torrence had been in Scottsdale for a few weeks to train.

After the news of Torrence's death was reported, tributes came in from friends and fellow athletes.

During Torrence's lifetime he accomplished a long list of achievements, including setting an American record in the indoor 1,000 meters, which still stands, and as a previous Nike athlete, he won numerous USA titles on the track and road. The record still stands.

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The Olympic runner holds an American record in the 1,000-meter run and a world record in the 3,200 relay.

A native of California, Torrence won silver for the US at the World Relay Championships in 2014 and finished second at the Pan American Games in 2015. "USATF sends its condolences to family & friends of American indoor record holder David Torrence".

Torrence, who in the past ran for both the United States and Peru-where his mother is from-competitively, had a host of accomplishments to his name. "One of the best humans I've ever met, I will miss him deeply".

The Peruvian-American Olympic 5000m runner was 31-years-old, reports the Guardian. Earlier this month, Torrence competed in the 800 and 1,500 for Peru at the world championships in London.

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