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US Track Athlete Found Dead in Swimming Pool

US Track Athlete Found Dead in Swimming Pool

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

Staff members at the Center Court Condominiums in Scottsdale called 911 about 7:30 a.m. Monday after seeing a man at the bottom of the pool.

Authorities say there are no obvious signs of foul play in the death of David Torrence, who represented Peru in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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

The runner had moved from L.A.to Arizona a few weeks ago to train for more races.

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On the track, he was the 2009 US indoor champion in the 3,000-meter, and later went on to a record-breaking 2014 season. In 2007, Torrence set the current Cal record for the mile, and in 2014, he set the current American indoor track record for the 1000 meter race.

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The next year, Torrence won a silver medal competing for Team USA in the 5,000-meter at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Woke up from a nap only to hear David Torrence is dead.

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

The 31-year-old grew up in L.A. - but competed internationally for Peru. Earlier this month, Torrence competed in the 800 and 1,500 for Peru at the world championships in London.

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