Gabriele Grunewald (née Anderson; June 25, 1986 – June 11, 2019) was an American professional middle-distance runner. She was born in Perham, Minnesota. She competed in distances from 800 to 5000 meters. She represented the United States at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships and finished in tenth place. She was the national champion in the 3000 meters at the 2014 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Grunewald was first diagnosed with a rare form of salivary gland cancer in 2009. In 2016, the cancer spread to her liver and a six inch tumor was removed. On June 10, 2019, it was announced that Grunewald had entered end of life care in Minneapolis due to the disease. She died the next day at the age of 32.
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- Wade, Alison (August 25, 2016). "Top U.S. Runner Will Undergo Surgery Friday to Remove Cancerous Tumor". Runner's World. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
- Kendrick, Mollie (June 9, 2019). "Minnesota Pro Runner Gabriele Grunewald Enters End Of Life Care". Cities 97.1. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
- "Gabriele Grunewald: #Bravelikegabe runner hailed as inspiration in cancer battle". BBC Sport. June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
- Lorge Butler, Sarah (June 12, 2019). "Gabriele Grunewald, Pro Runner Who Raced Through Treatment for Rare Cancer, Dies at 32". Runner's World. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
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