‘A Beautiful, Genuine Soul’: The Running World Shares Its Tributes to David Torrence

By LetsRun.com
August 29, 2017

Yesterday the running world tragically lost David Torrence, a 2016 Olympic finalist who was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool in Scottsdale, Arizona. The track community is a close-knit group and once the news of Torrence’s death broke, tributes poured in from around the world. We’ve collected a bunch of them below in honor of Torrence’s memory.

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You can pay your respects to Torrence and share your personal remembrances here: MB David Torrence is Dead: RIP / Appreciation Thread
Read about Torrence’s epic 3:46 downhill mile as a 20-year-old college kid here: MB SUB-4 MINUTE MILE ATTEMPT….DOWNHILL!!!

Cancer battler/miler Gabe Grunewald:

Erik Sowinski, who was on world record 4×800 team with David:

Sprint star and Altis athlete Muna Lee:

Two-time Olympic 1500 medallist Nick Willis:

World indoor 800m champion Chanelle Price:

All-around athlete Curtis Beach:

Young US star Drew Hunter:

Coach Drew Wartenburg:

800m runner Cas Loxsom:

4×800 world record team member Duane Solomon:

US veteran Stephanie Bruce:

Greek Olympian Alexi Pappas: 

US 1500m star Jenny Simpson:

US 1500 and 5000m record holder Shannon Rowbury, who used to train in the same group as Torrence under coach John Cook:

US steeple star Evan Jager:

Coach Danny Mackey:

Canadian 5k/10k runner Cam Levins:

Steepler Aisha Praught:

Altis training group (which David was a member of)

Canadian miler Nate Brannen:

US 10k star Molly Huddle:

US 5k star Paul Chelimo:

Miler Kyle Merber: