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Marathon Runner Gabriele 'Gabe' Grunewald Died At The Age Of 32

News by Krijana Duwal Published on 12 Jun,2019

Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald, A Professional Distance Runner, Has Died At The Age Of 32 After A Decade Long Battle With Cancer.

  • Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald has died at the age of 32.
  • Grunewald died after a decade long battle with cancer.
  • On Tuesday evening, Grunewald’s husband, Justin Grunewald, confirmed the sad news in an emotional post on his Instagram.
  • Over the past years, Justin updated the followers with the unfortunate circumstances regarding her declining health.

American professional middle-distance runner Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald, who came into the spotlight for sharing her inspiring story, died at the age of 32. She passed away after a decade long battle with cancer.

 On Tuesday evening, Grunewald’s husband, Justin Grunewald, confirmed the sad news in an emotional post on his Instagram. He posted a picture that featured two running side-by-side.

 
 
 
 
 
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In the post, Justin admitted that he would never be able to able to fill the gaping hole in his heart and to fill the shoes that she had left behind. He continued claiming that her family loves her dearly as do her friends.

Justin thanked their friend, HGTV star Chip Gaines after he promised to match any donations made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Gabe’s foundation.

Justin ended the post writing 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.

Chip Gaines and Grunewald first crossed paths last years after she helped train him for his first marathon.

Over the past years, Justin updated the followers with the unfortunate circumstances regarding her declining health.

 
 
 
 
 
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Grunewald was first diagnosed in 2009 with a rare salivary gland cancer, Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. A year later, she learned that she also had thyroid cancer.

In her initial diagnoses, Grunewald continued to run even she was going through surgeries and treatments.

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