Olympic runner David Torrence found dead in Arizona swimming pool
The middle-distance runner was pulled from a swimming pool at a condominium complex in Scottsdale at around 7.30am on Monday and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Torrence had reportedly gone to Scottsdale to train.
"Detectives learned that there were no obvious signs of foul play," a police statement said.
Torrence switched to Peru – his mother’s home country – and set national records in the mile and 1,500m events as recently as June.
After the news of Torrence’s death was reported, tributes came in from friends and fellow athletes.
His friend Kyle Merber paid tribute to the runner, and announced that a race would be named in his honor.
We will name the men's race in his memory and will find every way to celebrate his passion and his life pic.twitter.com/lvfcSdnmTJ— Kyle Merber (@TheRealMerb) 29 August 2017
The USA Track and Field team also mourned the loss.
The track world lost a great friend and athlete today. Rest in peace, David Torrence. pic.twitter.com/iaCtDuFErk— USATF (@usatf) 29 August 2017
American runner Leo Manzano, a silver medallist in the 1500m at the 2012 London Games, also paid tribute.
He was one of the toughest competitors and training partners always gave his all. He will be missed by all. https://t.co/vwZkoOaIPe— Leo Manzano (@Leomanzano) 29 August 2017
Paul Chelino, who won silver in the 5,000m in Rio and a bronze medal at the World Championships in London in August, also expressed his shock at the news.
I'm just shocked:flushed: woke up from a nap only to hear David Torrence is dead:weary:...May he RIP:weary:— Paul Chelimo:flag-us: (@Paulchelimo) 29 August 2017
Police continue to investigate Torrence’s death, the cause of which will be determined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office.