Inspiring Elite Runner Dies: Gabriele Grunewald Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Gabriele Grunewald Wiki

Gabriele Grunewald Wiki

Gabriele Grunewald was an American professional middle-distance runner who competed in distances from 800 meters to 5000 meters. She represented the United States at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships and finished in ninth place in the 3000 meters. She was the national champion in the 3000 meters at the 2014 USA Indoor 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

Gabriele Grunewald was born on  June 25, 1986, in Perham, Minnesota, and died on June 11, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.(32).

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Gabriele Grunewald Height

Gabriele was 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m).

Gabriele Grunewald ( Parents, Husband, Siblings)

 Gabriele married Justin Grunewald, a marathon runner she had met in college, in 2013.“I was slightly nuts,” she told The Times. “I kept telling him, ‘I don’t want you to stay with me just because this is a sad story!’ ”But he proposed soon after. In addition to her husband, Grunewald, who lived in Minneapolis, is survived by her father, Kim; her mother, Laura; her sister, Abby; and three brothers, Zack, Caleb and Ben.

Gabriele Grunewald Family

She was born to Kim and Laura. She had a sister, Abby; and three brothers, Zack, Caleb and Ben

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Gabriele Grunewald Husband

She was married to her husband, Justin Grunewald, a marathon runner she had met in college, in 2013.“Dear Gabriele,” Justin wrote on Facebook on June 9, 2019. “First, thank you. Thank you so much for showing me what it’s like to be and feel alive. It’s easy to pass through life day to day and punch a time card wishing away the hours.Currently although I don’t always show it, I cherish every second. Whether we are out running, binging on a new Netflix series, or just lying in bed being lazy. Nothing beats the feeling I get when I see your smiling face.”

 

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Over the last few years, Gabriele knew she would not be on this Earth forever. Her main goal was to give future generations of people diagnosed with cancer more treatments and better treatments while remaining hopeful and brave. — Justin #repost @chipgaines ・・・ More than 10 years ago, my friend @gigrunewald was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer. I understand that Gabe is not a patient at @StJude, but right now, she is fighting for her life. Cancer is ugly and it is mean and it doesn’t fight fair. This has gotten extremely personal.. so here’s what I’m going to do about it: I want us to hit that $500K mark by midnight tonight. So I will be personally matching all #ChipInChallenge donations made between now and midnight. ON TOP OF THAT, I’ll also be matching that amount in the form of a donation to the #BraveLikeGabe Foundation, in Gabe’s honor. That is 3x the power of your generosity in the fight against cancer.. and all YOU need to do is donate whatever you can to the #ChipInChallenge (link in bio) between now and midnight CT. I’ll take care of the rest. Together, we’re going to fight for those who are fighting for just one more day. This is for those precious kids at St. Jude.. we are pulling for you! And to my beautiful friend Gabe.. we love you and we are here for you every step of the way.

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“‘There are only two ways to live your life. One as though nothing is a miracle, the other as though everything is a miracle.’ @gigrunewald chose the latter,” Justin wrote on Facebook on June 10, 2019. “We got her home to our comfy couch and she is resting peacefully and breathing easy surrounded by her best friends and family.”

“Over the last few years, Gabriele knew she would not be on this Earth forever,” Justin wrote on the Brave Like Gabe Instagram on June 11, 2019. “Her main goal was to give future generations of people diagnosed with cancer more treatments and better treatments while remaining hopeful and brave.”

Gabriele Grunewald Career

 

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If ya don’t use it ya lose it, ma. So let’s do this. — ?? . . . Also ? SPRING! ??????

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After graduating from college in 2010, she decided to become a professional athlete, competing as a middle-distance runner even as she was aggressively treated with chemotherapy and operations to have tumors removed. In 2011, she was the third place nationally in the mile run both indoors and outdoors. Over 1500 m, she was fourth at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials. Grunewald placed 11th in 1500 m final at 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Grunewald was initially the 2014 USA Indoor champion but was later disqualified on appeal from Jordan Hasay’s coach Alberto Salazar that was based on contact Grunewald had with Hasay during the finals. Hasay later withdrew the appeal made on her behalf and Grunewald was reinstated as champion and awarded her world championship berth. Grunewald placed 13th in 1500 m final at 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Grunewald placed 3rd at 2016 USATF 1 Mile Road Championships and 12th in 1500 m final at 2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field)Grunewald 4:31.18 and placed 28th in 1500 m semi-final at 2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Gabriele was determined to return to elite competition in 2018 and ultimately had her sights set on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Gabriele Started a Foundation in 2018

“Gabe doesn’t want cancer survivors, or anyone else, to give up on all of their dreams when life gets hard (We’ve learned they sometimes just have to be adjusted.),” states the Brave Like Gabe Foundation in its initial post on Instagram. “And Gabe wants rare cancers patients and survivors to feel more hopeful than she did when she was diagnosed. That’s why our mission is to support rare cancer research and empower ALL cancer survivors through physical activity.

Gabriele is the founder of Brave Like Gabe, which she started in 2018. The foundation’s goal is to raise awareness for the diseases that have wreaked havoc on Gabriele’s life, research funding disparities, and other challenges that prevent these types of cancers from having effective treatment options. Through fundraising efforts, Brave Like Gabe will support research and accelerate treatments for rare cancer patients.

Brave Like Gabe has partnered with Chip and Joanna Gaines of the HGTV show Fixer Upper and the owners of Magnolia Homes in Waco, Texas. The pair has helped raise $2 million for their #ChipInChallenge for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. They gave a matching gift to Brave Like Gabe to fight against cancer.

“I would love to live in a world where rare cancer patients have more treatment options and ultimately, cures,” Gabriele writes on the Brave Like Gabe website. “And if I can’t live in that world, I want to help it become a possibility for future patients.”

The foundation encourages other rare cancer patients to share their stories too. Whether the person is a rare cancer patient or a rare cancer survivor taking on a new fitness endeavor, she encourages them to use the hashtag #MyBraveStory and create a new one with their name, #BraveLikeYourNameHere.

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“Gonna need you guys to send me some extra #Brave vibes tonight as I am so, so very bummed that I won’t be able to make it to the @bravelikegabe 5k tomorrow,” she wrote on Instagram. “Because I am in the hospital with an infection and need a procedure done bright & early tomorrow. Literally, the worst timing ever but I’m working with an all-star crew of friends, family, sponsors, and the ACCRF to make sure it’s a great race in St. Paul.

Gabriele Grunewald Death

Gabriele died from complications of her cancer in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.“Dear Gabriele,” Justin wrote on Facebook on June 9, 2019. “First, thank you. Thank you so much for showing me what it’s like to be and feel alive. It’s easy to pass through life day to day and punch a time card wishing away the hours. Currently, although I don’t always show it, I cherish every second. Whether we are out running, binging on a new Netflix series, or just lying in bed being lazy. Nothing beats the feeling I get when I see your smiling face.”

 

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Gonna need you guys to send me some extra #Brave vibes tonight as I am so, so very bummed that I won’t be able to make it to the @bravelikegabe 5k tomorrow — because I am in the hospital with an infection and need a procedure done bright & early in the AM. Literally the worst timing ever but I’m working with an all-star crew of friends, family, sponsors, and the ACCRF to make sure it’s a great race in St. Paul. . It’s not lost on me that maybe this is one of the most poignant ways to show just how critical research is. Cancer is nothing if not incredibly inconvenient and we need more options. I wish I didn’t have to show it in this way because there’s so many people I’d love to meet and catch up with tomorrow (including my grandma who I don’t see very often ❤️). . But I’m gonna be brave and fight these fevers and hopefully the procedure will help me out big time. ? Prayers very much welcome. . Have a heck of a time out there and celebrate what you’ve helped support and accomplish through the research grant! So overwhelmed by the love and I can’t wait to hear the recap. ❤️ #bravelikegabe5k #bebrave #rarecancerresearch

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“‘There are only two ways to live your life. One as though nothing is a miracle, the other as though everything is a miracle.’ @gigrunewald chose the latter,” Justin wrote on Facebook on June 10, 2019. “We got her home to our comfy couch and she is resting peacefully and breathing easy surrounded by her best friends and family.”

Gabriele Shared Her Experience With Cancer On Social Media

On April 10, 2019, she posted a timeline. That day marked 10 years of cancer for Grunewald. She was first diagnosed with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma in 2009.

Gabriele beagn documenting her journey on Instagram in 2012. She shared over 500 posts and connected with over 85,000 followers since then.

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Gabriele ‘Gabe’ Grunewald died on Tuesday aged 32 at her Minneapolis home
  • The championship runner had been placed in comfort care just two days prior
  • Grunewald was first diagnosed with cancer in 2009 while running for the University of Minnesota’s track and cross-country teams
  • She spent the next 10 years battling four different cancer diagnoses
  • Grunewald, who inspired many during her public fight against cancer, continued running professionally until being forced to retire in 2017

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