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.

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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.”

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.”

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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.

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

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