Canadian runners share tributes to David Torrence after sudden death

Olympian David Torrence Found Dead Monday in Scottsdale

Rio Olympian David Torrence found dead aged 31

An Olympic middle-distance runner was found dead in a swimming pool in Scottsdale, Arizona on Monday.

"Detectives learned that there were no obvious signs of foul play", said the police.

Staffers at the Center Court Condominiums found Torrence at about 7:30 a.m. and immediately called 911. Torrence was pronounced dead at the scene.

Olympic finalist David Torrence dies at 31.

Fellow HOKA athlete Kyle Merber announced they would name the Long Island Mile race he organizes every year after Torrence.

Torrence was a two-time champion of the Hoka One One Long Island Mile in NY, and was aiming for his third title on September 6. He was the two-time champion of that event and a good friend of Merber's. "He was going for #3 this year".

David Torrence celebrates winning silver in the men's 5,000-meter at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games at the Pan Am Athletics Stadium on July 25, 2015 in Toronto.

"David was an awesome man who showed tremendous strength and dedication in everything he did both personally and professionally", Wendy Yang, president of Hoka, told NPR.

Canada's three-time Olympian Nate Brannen also said his friend would be "greatly missed".

"Torrence, a University of California-Berkeley alum, left his home in Malibu, California, to train in Arizona a few weeks ago", the Republic reports. He finished 15th in the 5,000 meters in the Rio Olympics past year.

The Medical Examiner's office in Maricopa County will continue to investigate the cause of Torrence's death, the Washington Post reported.

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