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David Torrence, Olympic Runner, Found Dead in Pool

30 August, 2017, 01:27 | Author: Abraham Jackson
  • Olympian David Torrence Found Dead Monday in Scottsdale

Woke up from a nap only to hear David Torrence is dead.

Before petitioning to compete for Peru, Torrence had run for the United States of America in worldwide competitions, winning a silver medal in the 5000m at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

He also holds the American indoor record for the 1,000 meters. The runner trained in multiple training groups.

Authorities say there are no obvious signs of foul play in the death of David Torrence, who represented Peru in the 2016 Summer Olympics. "He set the South American country's record in the mile run on June 1, 2017, when he won the event at the Massachusetts-based Adrian Martinez Classic in 3 minutes, 53.21 seconds". The young man always spoke his mind and strongly rejected taking vitamin injections, LetsRun noted.

Torrence took part in an anti-doping cause, and a year ago he helped in an IAAF investigation about the case of coach Jama Aden for the possession of PEDs. Emergency services claimed that there were no suspicious circumstances.

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"Firefighters removed the male subject from the pool and he was pronounced deceased", said Sergeant Ben Hoster of the Scottsdale Police Department.

The cause of death will be determined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office in Arizona. The staff members of the victim said that he was one of the kindest athletes.

A friend and peer, Kyle Merber, also took to Twitter to share his condolences in an emotional thread, where he shared that he was supposed to pick Torrence up from the airport in a few days to prepare for their annual September race, the Hoka One One Long Island Mile.

Torrence was well-liked among fellow runners and fans of the sport.

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