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August 28, 2017

Track and Field Community Mourns The Loss of David Torrence

Olympian David Torrence was found dead at the bottom of a community swimming pool at a condo complex on Monday morning, according to a report by He was 31 years old.

Firefighters removed him from the pool and he was pronounced deceased. Detectives said there were not signs of foul play. No further details have been shared but a local medical examiner will investigate his death.

Torrence competed at last summer’s Olympics for Peru in the 5,000 meters and set the national record of 13:23.20 in the final. He still owns the indoor American record in the 1,000 meters.

Here’s how the track and field community reacted to the heartbreaking news on Twitter:

Note: Kyle Merber announced that the HOKA Long Island Mile men’s race will be named in his memory.

We’ll have more on David Torrence later tonight with a column by Kevin Liao.

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