Olympic Runner Found Dead At Bottom Of Swimming Pool
David Torrence Found Dead
Torrence competed at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro for Peru, his mother’s home country, in the 5,000 meters and set a national record of 13:23.20 in the first round. This year, he set the national record for the mile in 3:52.21.
Torrence was an accomplished runner at Cal-Berkley before winning the 2009 U.S. indoor championships 3,000 meter final. He 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. He was best known in his career as a hard-worker and someone who was never afraid to push the pace in races.
He switched his international allegiance from USA to Peru in 2016.