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Canadian runners share tributes to David Torrence after sudden death

30 August 2017

Emergency responders were called to the Center Court Condominiums near Scottsdale and Thomas roads around 7:30 a.m. after staff found a man at the bottom of the pool.

The 31-year-old grew up in L.A. - but competed internationally for Peru. "Detectives learned that there were no obvious signs of foul play", noted Sergeant Ben Hoster of the Scottsdale Police Department.

It will be up to the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office to determine exactly how Torrence died.

Torrence was from California, where he ran collegiately at UC Berkeley. He ran professionally for Hoka One One.

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He was in Arizona on a training camp.

Gabriele Grunewald, the former national indoor champion in the 3,000-meter who represented the U.S.at the 2014 world indoor championships, tweeted, "I am absolutely broken hearing about David Torrence". According to Wikipedia, he held the American record in the 1,000-meter indoor race. Many took to Twitter to tell stories and share their grief of his passing.

Members of the track community have been sharing their memories of Torrence on social media over the past 24 hours.

Earlier this month, he was in the United Kingdom to compete in the IAAF World Championships in London and then the Diamond League event in Birmingham.

Canadian runners share tributes to David Torrence after sudden death