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Gabriele Grunewald Biography – Gabriele Grunewald Wiki
Gabriele Grunewald born Gabriele Anderson, was an American professional middle-distance runner.
Grunewald competed for the University of Minnesota where she was national runner-up in the 1500 meters at the 2010 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
After graduating from college in 2010, she decided to become a professional athlete, competing as a middle-distance runner. In 2012 she ran in the Olympic trials, failing to qualify by one spot, finishing fourth.
In 2013, her time of 4 minutes 1.48 seconds made her the 11th-fastest 1,500-meter runner in American history. And in 2014, she won the United States’ indoor national championship in the 3,000 meters.
In 2016 she raced for a place in the 1,500 meters in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. She made it to the finals of the United States trials.
Gabriele Grunewald Age
She was born on June 25, 1986, in Perham, Minnesota, United States as Gabriele Anderson. She died on June 11, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minnesota aged 32.
Gabriele Grunewald Parents
Gabriele Grunewald’s parents are Kim and Laura.
Gabriele Grunewald Family
She was born to Kim and Laura. She had a sister, Abby; and three brothers, Zack, Caleb and Ben.
Gabriele Grunewald Husband
She was married to her husband, Justin Grunewald, a marathon runner she had met in college, in 2013.
Gabriele Grunewald Health – Gabriele Grunewald Illness
Grunewald was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC), a rare cancer of the salivary gland in April 2009, while still an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota. Later that year, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Due to tumors, her salivary gland was removed in 2009 and her thyroid was removed two years later. She had surgery to remove a roughly five-by-six-inch cancerous tumor from her liver on August 26, 2016; a surgical oncologist performed a right hepatectomy to remove the tumor as well as the affected right lobe of her liver.
Gabriele Grunewald Death
Grunewald died on June 11, 2019, at her home in Minneapolis after a 10-year battle with cancer. She was 32 years old. Gabriele Grunewald’s husband, Justin Grunewald, confirmed her death in an Instagram post.
“At 7:52 I said “I can’t wait until I get to see you again” to my hero, my best friend, my inspiration, my wife. @gigrunewald I always felt like the Robin to your Batman and I know I will never be able to fill this gaping hole in my heart or fill the shoes you have left behind. Your family loves you dearly as do your friends.
“When @chipgaines made the final push in his #chipinchallenge I could feel your happiness building and could also see that this made you ready to head up to heaven. Chip thanks for helping her to go up so peacefully with no suffering.
“To everyone else from all ends of the earth, Gabriele heard your messages and was so deeply moved. She wants you to stay brave and keep all the hope in the world. Thanks for helping keep her brave in her time of need.”
Grunewald is survived by her husband, Justin Grunewald, her father, Kim; her mother, Laura; her sister, Abby; and three brothers, Zack, Caleb and Ben.
Gabriele Grunewald Cause of Death
Gabriele Grunewald’s cause of death was cancer.
Gabriele Grunewald Height
She stood at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).
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