Brave Like Gabe

The running community recently lost one of its own. Gabe Grunewald was a U.S. champion and a competitor at the highest levels of the sport. She was also a teammate, an inspiration, and our friend. Today, we remember her life and legacy by supporting the Brave Like Gabe foundation in the fight against rare cancers. Join us and learn more.

Professional runner. Relentless optimist.

In 2010, Brooks had the honor of signing one of the most vibrant young talents on the track: a senior from the University of Minnesota named Gabriele (“Anderson”) Grunewald. For almost a decade, we watched Gabe compete at the highest levels around the world, winning a U.S. title and crushing 1500m and 3000m races.

Gabe lived two lives for ten years: one as a runner, and another as a cancer fighter. She was first diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma as a student athlete at University of Minnesota in 2009. At times she was so sick she couldn’t run a step. But Gabe remained a tenacious competitor.

The next year, she was runner-up in the NCAA championships. In 2012, she placed fourth in the Olympic Trials. And in 2014, she won the 3000m at the U.S. Indoor Championships.

We will forever remember her smile as she crossed that finish line.

In addition to her accomplishments on the track, her friends and family, and her training partner husband Justin Grunewald, Gabe leaves behind her enduring, determined, and beautiful positivity.

"Brave Like Gabe” is the name of her foundation dedicated to fighting rare cancers. It’s a more than fitting name, because her life wasn’t just about running — it was about helping others find opportunities to live full lives, despite their own hardships.

Her legacy is much more than being a runner.

We hope you will join us in remembering Gabe and supporting her foundation.

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Title : Professional runner. Relentless optimist.
Body : In 2010, Brooks had the honor of signing one of the most vibrant young talents on the track: a senior from the University of Minnesota named Gabriele (“Anderson”) Grunewald. For almost a decade, we watched Gabe compete at the highest levels around the world, winning a U.S. title and crushing 1500m and 3000m races. Gabe lived two lives for ten years: one as a runner, and another as a cancer fighter. She was first diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma as a student athlete at University of Minnesota in 2009. At times she was so sick she couldn’t run a step. But Gabe remained a tenacious competitor. The next year, she was runner-up in the NCAA championships. In 2012, she placed fourth in the Olympic Trials. And in 2014, she won the 3000m at the U.S. Indoor Championships. We will forever remember her smile as she crossed that finish line. In addition to her accomplishments on the track, her friends and family, and her training partner husband Justin Grunewald, Gabe leaves behind her enduring, determined, and beautiful positivity. "Brave Like Gabe” is the name of her foundation dedicated to fighting rare cancers. It’s a more than fitting name, because her life wasn’t just about running — it was about helping others find opportunities to live full lives, despite their own hardships. Her legacy is much more than being a runner. We hope you will join us in remembering Gabe and supporting her foundation.
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Watch the documentary

Get to know Gabe in this 2017 documentary as she attempts to qualify for the 2017 US Outdoor National Championship while battling cancer.

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Remembering Gabe

Gabe Grunewald’s legacy lives on as the Brave Like Gabe foundation. Follow the link to learn more about what she stood for, as well as how you can stand with her cause.

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Title : Remembering Gabe
Body : Gabe Grunewald’s legacy lives on as the Brave Like Gabe foundation. Follow the link to learn more about what she stood for, as well as how you can stand with her cause.
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