Olympic distance runner David Torrence was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool at a condominium complex Arizona, on the morning of August 29.
According to local reports, authorities arrived at swimming facility at 7:30 a.m, shortly after firefighters removed his body from the pool and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not suspected any foul play, however, local medical examiners are investigating the sportsman's sudden passing at this stage.
Torrence was best known for competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro for Peru – which was his mother’s home country – in the 5,000 meters and set a national record of 13:23.20 in the first round. But earlier this year, the athlete set the national record for the mile in 3:52.21.
In the past, Torrence signed a professional contract with Nike and went on to win multiple U.S. titles on the track and on the roads. In 2014, he set the American record in the indoor 1,000 meters by running 2:16.76. The record still stands.
However, he changed his international allegiance from USA to Peru just last year.
Several olympians have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the late talented runner.
This article originally appeared on WHO Magazine