Olympic Runner Found Dead in Arizona Pool

David Torrence was in Scottsdale to train
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 29, 2017 12:01 AM CDT
Olympic Runner Found Dead in Arizona Pool
David Torrence, of the United States, leaves the track after winning the silver medal in the finals of the men's 5000 meter run at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Saturday, July 25, 2015.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Police in Arizona say Olympic middle-distance runner David Torrence has died after being pulled from a swimming pool at a condominium complex, the AP reports. They say the 31-year-old Torrence, who represented Peru at the 2016 Summer Olympics, came to Scottsdale a few weeks ago to train. Staff members at the Center Court Condominiums in Scottsdale called 911 about 7:30am Monday after seeing a man at the bottom of the pool. City firefighters say Torrence was pronounced dead at the scene.

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. (More drowning stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.