U Of M Runner Gabe Grunewald Of Perham Loses Long Battle To Cancer
James Allen | Jun 12, 2019 AT 12:31 pm
Friends, family and the running community are mourning the loss of Perham native Gabriele "Gabe" Grunewald.
Her husband Justin says Gabriele died Tuesday night after a long battle with cancer at age 32.
Justin wrote on Instagram, "I can't wait until I get to see you again to my hero, my best friend, my inspiration, my wife."
Gabe entered hospice care this week due to worsening liver function.
Grunewald was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2009 while running for the University of Minnesota and went on to win national championships and set the Golden Gopher record in the 15-hundred meters.
(Photo Credit: Gabriele "Gabe" Grunewald Twitter page)