Olympian David Torrence Found Dead Monday in Scottsdale

David Torrence, a Peruvian-American middle distance runner and Olympian who ran collegiately at the University of California, Berkeley and graduated from Loyola (California) High, was found dead on Monday in a pool in Scottsdale, per AZFamily.com.

Torrence, 31, hailed from Malibu, California, and had dual citizenship with Peru. He ran at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, where he advanced to the 5K finals and set a national record of 13:23.20. He ran professionally for Hoka One One. 

Reports said Torrence was in Scottsdale to train. We will update you with any new information. 

Our condolences go out to Torrence's friends, family and teammates.

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

Per Torrence's Strava account, he posted a workout on Sunday for 48 minutes, logging timed 1-minute intervals. He covered 7.3 miles, with a two-mile warm up and two-mile cool down. 


Athlete Reactions