Olympic runner found dead in Scottsdale condo complex swimming pool

Torrence celebrating the 2009 US indoor 3000 title

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.

While the death is under investigation, reports state Scottsdale police do not believe foul play was involved.

"Firefighters removed the male subject from the pool and he was pronounced deceased", according to Sgt.

'Today we lost an awesome athlete and an even greater friend, ' Kyle Merber, another elite runner and a friend of Torrence tweeted.

On Twitter, USA Track and Field described the news as "devastating", while New Zealand's double Olympic medallist Nick Willis wrote that "nobody was more dedicated to their running" than Torrence. A graduate of the University of California, Torrence chose to compete for Peru, his mother's home country, last summer in Rio and finished last in the 5,000 final.

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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.

David Torrence celebrates on the podium after placing second in the 5,000 meters during the 2015 Pan Am Games.

After high school at Loyola in Los Angeles, Torrence attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he set the mile record (3:58:62) for his school and won the 1,500-meter race in the National Junior Championships in 2004.

The cause of death will be determined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office in Arizona. He was also the defending champion, and Merber tweeted that the race will will be renamed in his friend's honor.

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