One of the country’s top middle-distance runners has died at her home in Minneapolis after inspiring many with a long and public fight against cancer. Gabriele Grunewald was 32. She was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in the saliva glands in 2009 while running for the University of Minnesota. Following surgery and radiation therapy, Grunewald went on to finish second in the 1,500 meters at the 2010 NCAA championships. She was the U.S. indoor 3,000 champion in 2014.
One of the country’s top middle-distance runners has died at her home in Minneapoli
By Ashley Hanley|2019-06-13T04:52:53-05:00June 13th, 2019|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!