News Worms
News Worms


US Track Athlete Found Dead in Swimming Pool

US Track Athlete Found Dead in Swimming Pool

Torrence was born in Japan but raised in California and ran track at Cal-Berkeley.

Scottsdale police said the 31-year-old's body was discovered at the bottom of a pool at a condominium complex around 7:30am local time on Monday. Torrence was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials do not believe any foul play was involved in Torrence's death, but a medical examiner is still working to determine the cause of death.

After news of his death spread, there has been an outpour of love for Torrence from the running community.

'The track world lost a great friend and athlete today, ' USA Track & Field tweeted. "He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family and friends during this hard time".

Other tributes have been posted by former U.S. team-mates Paul Chelimo, Gabriele Grunewald and Leo Manzano, while track and field fans have expressed their feelings on social media and message boards.

The organisers of next week's Hoka One One Long Island Mile, a race Torrence won in 2015 and 2016, have said they will rename it in his honour.

Torrence was from California and had come to Scottsdale to train a few weeks ago.

A hugely popular and versatile runner, Torrence also won silver medals in a US vest at the 2014 World Relay Championships and 2015 Pan American Games. Torrence won second place at the World Relay Championships in 2014.

During Torrence's lifetime he accomplished a long list of achievements, including setting an American record in the indoor 1,000 meters, which still stands, and as a previous Nike athlete, he won numerous USA titles on the track and road. The young man always spoke his mind and strongly rejected taking vitamin injections, LetsRun noted.

follow

editors' picks

August 30, 2017
Illinois Senate Passes Education Funding Reform Deal
Under Illinois' current school funding system, districts must rely heavily on property taxes to fund schools. Spokesmen for House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton declined comment Sunday.

August 30, 2017
Amazon's Alexa Brings Multiroom Audio To Echo - And Soon To Sonos & Bose
Amazon says that multi-room audio is supported for Amazon Music , TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Pandora to start. Tap through that to create a new group of Echo devices that you'll want to stream to simultaneously.

August 29, 2017
India, China begin to pull troops out from Dokolam, says MEA
It is also not clear whether China has stopped work on the road in Doklam that triggered the standoff in the first place. China did not comment on whether it will renew efforts to construct the road.

August 29, 2017
Cavs seeking more from Celtics
If the Cavaliers demand an additional asset to complete the deal, Boston should throw in an extra pick. A reversal of the Isaiah Thomas for Kyrie Irving swap would be disastrous for both teams.

August 29, 2017
North Korea fires three missiles into sea
The White House said President Trump was briefed on what happened and "we are monitoring the situation". Since then, new United Nations sanctions have been imposed, and a war of words between U.S.

August 29, 2017
North Korea uses multiple-rocket launcher to test missiles
An intercontinental ballistic missile launches in North Korea on July 28, 2017, in this photo released by the North's media. President Donald Trump was briefed on the launches and that the administration is monitoring the situation.

August 29, 2017
Hillary Clinton to Finally Visit Wisconsin - But Just For Her Book Tour
In an excerpt released last week , Clinton said her "skin crawled" as Trump stood close behind her during a St. Clinton's book, " What Happened ", will be released on September 12.

August 29, 2017
Hot new app? Most of us can't be bothered to download it
Google is now better showcasing them by branding phones and tablets that follow certifications as " Certified Android devices ". These two companies sparked into action this year and they have already made the updates available in beta.

August 29, 2017
CBS to acquire Australia's Network Ten
Under the deal, CBS gains digital terrestrial television channel Eleven, of which it already owns 33 per cent, as well as Tenplay. The bids by Murdoch and Gordon relied on Australian media law changes being passed by the country's Senate, according to MSN.

August 28, 2017
Bird Returns, Ellsbury Homers As Yankees Beat Mariners
He wound up on third after Segura made two errors and scored the final run of the first on an RBI single by Ronald Torreyes . The team turned in a disastrous performance, committing an incredible five (!) errors in one inning.