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David Torrence: Olympic runner dies aged 31 in Arizona

American middle-distance runner David Torrence has been found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool in Arizona at the age of 31.

 

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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.

 

He switched allegiances to represent Peru at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

 

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“Detectives learned that there were no obvious signs of foul play,” a police statement said.

 

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.”

 

Source: BBC

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