Olympic 5000m finalist David Torrence found dead at 31

Olympian David Torrence Found Dead Monday in Scottsdale

Torrence's body was found around 7:30 AM on Monday morning. A cause of death has not been reported, and police said there are now no signs of foul play.

Torrence (number 2) in action at the Morton Games at Santry Stadium in 2012.

"USATF sends its condolences to the family & friends of American indoor record holder David Torrence".

They say the 31-year-old Torrence, who represented Peru at the 2016 Summer Olympics, came to Scottsdale a few weeks ago to train.

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On the track, he was the 2009 USA indoor champion in the 3,000-meter, and later went on to a record-breaking 2014 season. He made the 1500-meter final at the 2016 Olympics and recently set Peruvian national records in the 1500 and mile.

A native of California, Torrence won silver for the U.S. at the World Relay Championships in 2014 and finished second at the Pan American Games in 2015.

"David had spent the weekend with his family in Malibu, after returning from world track and field competitions in Europe last week", the Malibu Rotary Club's August 28 newsletter states. He represented the U.S. for years but last year was cleared to compete for Peru, on the basis of having a Peruvian mother. Earlier this month, Torrence competed in the 800 and 1,500 for Peru at the world championships in London.

Torrence was well-liked among fellow runners and fans of the sport.

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