An Olympic middle-distance runner was found dead in a swimming pool in Scottsdale, Arizona on Monday.
David Torrence, 31, came to Scottsdale a few weeks ago to train.
Staff members at the Center Court Condominiums called 911 about 7.30am on Monday after seeing a man at the bottom of the pool.
Torrence was pronounced dead at the scene.
Torrence was found dead in the swimming pool at a Scottsdale condominium on Monday. He is pictured above in Flagstaff, Arizona at training camp in March of 2016
David Torrence, 31, competed for his mother’s country of Peru in the 2014 Rio Olympics
Torrence is pictured running in a relay for the U.S. in April 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Torrence came in 15th in the 5,000 meters competing for his mother’s country of Peru in the Rio Summer Olympics.
He is now Peru’s national record holder in several events, from the 800 meters to the 5,000 meters.
He also holds the American indoor record for the 1,000 meters.
Several people in the running community tweeted about Torrence’s death.
USA Track & Field tweeted an image of Torrence with the caption ‘The track world lost a great friend and athlete today. Rest in peace, David Torrence’
Running companion and friend Kyle Merber tweeted a photo of him and Torrence after a race
Another one of Torrence’s friends tweeted about his passing on Monday night
Fellow runner Matt Llano tweeted that he had plans with Torrence this week
Kellyn Taylor tweeted that Torrence was ‘one of the fiercest and nicest competitors around’
Torrence was visiting Scottsdale from his home in Malibu to train. He was raised in California
Torrence grew up in California. He holds the American record for the 1,000 meters
Torrence participated in an anti-doping investigation into a coach who was arrested last summer.
He was outspoken about how his sport should treat athletes who were implicated in doping.
‘The track world lost a great friend and athlete today,’ USA Track & Field tweeted.
Police are investigating the death, but say there are no obvious signs of foul play.
The cause of death will be determined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Torrence was born in Japan but raised in California and ran track at Cal-Berkeley.
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