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Olympian from Malibu found dead in Arizona

Olympian from Malibu found dead in Arizona”

Professional distance runner David Torrence was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool at a condominium complex in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Monday morning.

Firefighters removed his body from the pool and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police confirmed that there were "no obvious signs of foul play".

USA Track & Field tweeted, "Devastating news".

Torrence, who was born in Japan and grew up in California, became a standout runner at Cal-Berkeley, and parlayed that into a successful pro career competing both for the US and then Peru.

Fellow athletes took to Twitter and paid tributes to Torrence.

In June, according to the Malibu Times, Torrence set a Peru record in the mile run - three minutes and 53.21 seconds - and the 1,500-meter race - three minutes and 34.67 seconds. The record still stands.

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Paul Chelino, who won silver in the 5,000m in Rio and a bronze medal at the World Championships in London in August, also expressed his shock at the news.

So far Torrence's health condition (31) is reserved.

Torrence later revealed he had supplied information to authorities following an earlier training stint with Aden, who has coached an array of runners including Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba.

He switched nationality to Peru past year and ran for his mother's home country at the Rio Olympics, finishing 15th in the 5000 metres.

Torrence was nationalized in Peru a year ago.



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