Malibu Runner will Compete at World Championship

David Torrence takes the gold in a previous race.

 Malibu middle distance runner David Torrence will race on the world stage on Thursday. 

The professional runner will be one of several athletes from across the globe competing in the men’s 1,500-meter race at the IAAF World Championships in London. 

Torrence, a member of Peru’s national team, set the Peruvian record in the event with a time of 3:34.67 in June. 

In the event, Torrence will line up against top runners such as Kenyans Asbel Kiprop Roland WeMo, Elijah Manganoan and Timothy Cheruiyot and Americans Matthew Centrowitz–the Olympic titlist in 2016–and Johnny Gregor. 

Torrence faced many of the runners before in last summer’s Olympic Games in Brazil. 

The race’s semi-final in on Friday and the final is two days later, the last day of the nine-day world championships.