Olympic runner, David Torrence Dies Aged 31 In Arizona

The 31-year-old middle-distance runner recently switched allegiance to Peru, representing them at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil was found dead in a swimming pool today.

Tragedy struck the Athletics world as David Torrence has been confirmed dead. The 31-year-old America’s body was discovered at a swimming pool in Arizona.

The USA Track & Field (USATF) via its twitter account also brokered the sad news.

American runner Leo Manzano, who won silver in the 1500m at the 2012 London Olympics, said: “It saddens me to hear about my former team-mate David Torrence. My heart goes out to him and his family.”

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Canadian track and field Olympian Nate Brannen said: “In complete shock to hear of the passing of David Torrence. Great guy and friend. He will be deeply missed.”

Before his demise, Torrence won silver for the USA at the World Relay Championships in 2014 and claimed another second-placed finish at the Pan American Games in 2015.

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A police statement said that there were no obvious signs of foul play yet.