Olympic runner found dead in Scottsdale condo complex swimming pool

Rio Olympian David Torrence found dead aged 31

According to local media reports, the athlete was found at the bottom of a swimming pool at 7.30am on Monday. He represented the U.S. for years but last year was cleared to compete for Peru, on the basis of having a Peruvian mother. Woke up from a nap only to hear David Torrence is dead.

Update (7:50 p.m.): Hoka NAZ Elite confirms the death of Torrence, per the professional running group's Twitter account.

"No one was more dedicated to their running", wrote Nick Willis, who won bronze in the 1500m at the Rio Games.

Fellow HOKA athlete Kyle Merber announced they would name the Long Island Mile race he organizes every year after Torrence.

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Canada's three-time Olympian Nate Brannen also said his friend would be "greatly missed".

He also won silver medals in a U.S. vest at the 2014 World Relay Championships and 2015 Pan American Games.

Torrence, who was born in Okinawa, Japan and raised in southern California, had landed in Arizona a few weeks earlier for training. He is now Peru's national record holder in several events, from the 800 meters to the 5,000 meters. Torrence also finished 13th in the 1500 meters at the NCAA Championships, crossing in 3:43.43 later that year.

Torrence, who set the American record in the indoor 1000 meters (2:16.76) in 2014, won a silver medal in the 5000 meters at the Pan American Games in Toronto two years ago. He reportedly played a role in an anti-doping investigation into a coach who was arrested last summer, and he was outspoken about how his sport should treat athletes who were implicated in doping.

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