Gabriele Grunewald

Birthday: 06/25/86 Mile PR: 4:21.3 (road) - 2013
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 4:01.48 - 2013
High School: Perham HS
Hometown: Perham, MN
College: University of Minnesota '10
Current Residence: Minneapolis, MN

Personal Website: www.gabrielegrunewald.com

Gabriele Grunewald (nee Anderson) won the 2015 Minnesota Mile in 4:38 into a stiff headwind for her second event title. In 2014, Gabe captured the 2014 GNC Live Mile Liberty Mile crown in 4:33 to defeat Team USA Minnesota teammate, two-time defending champion and event record holder Heather Kampf.

In 2013, Gabe won the 2013 Minnesota Mile in 4:21.3, a PR and she also smashed the course record and clocked the fastest Mile ever run by a woman in Minnesota. In 2012, Gabe was fourth at the U.S. Olympic Trials 1500 meters and the runner-up at the Falmouth Mile (4:27.94, a track PR), and in 2011, she had a pair of third place Mile finishes at the USA 1 Mile Road Championships and also at the USA Indoor Championships.

At the 2014 USA Indoor Championships, Gabe, a cancer survivor, won the 3000 meters, her first USA title.

Anderson was the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships runner-up at 1500 meters, earning All-American status for the University of Minnesota as a Golden Gopher.

@GG_Runs

News

Why Not Me? Gabe Grunewald on Surviving Cancer and Running Pro

January 13, 2017

"Instead of being afraid of failure, I was thinking, Why not me? It changed the way I viewed myself and my opportunities, and my first season of racing after cancer opened the door to professional running."

By Salty Running

Gabriele Grunewald, Gabe to her friends, is a professional runner and...

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Blankenship, Grunewald Added to Medtronic TC 1 Mile Field

May 10, 2016

Pro fields set for USATF 1 Mile Road Championships and second stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour; $25,000 prize purse with $10,000 for event record

From Twin Cities In Motion

The Medtronic TC 1 Mile, which already enjoyed a rich Minnesota flavor with a pair of locally grown...

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Bolas, Grunewald Win Titles at Minnesota Mile

September 13, 2015

$20,100 awarded in prize money; Bolas defends Minnesota Mile and also captures BBTM GP Tour 2015

From Grandma's Marathon

DULUTH, Minn. - Jack Bolas and Gabriele (Gabe) Grunewald won Sunday morning’s 9th Grandma’s Minnesota Mile road race in downtown Duluth. Bolas, 27, of High Bridge, N.J.,...

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The Milers: Gabriele Grunewald

September 10, 2015

Hometown favorite goes for Minnesota Mile win on Sunday; perserverence and the quest for the perfect Mile

By Bring Back the Mile

Whether it has been injuries, cancer or politics, Gabriele Grunewald of Team USA Minnesota has not only perservered, but thrived as a professional Track & Field...

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Deep Field of Sub-4 Milers Ready to Race in Pittsburgh at the 4th GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

July 29, 2015

Thirteen sub-4 minute men’s Milers and five sub-4:30 minute women’s Milers expected in Steel City for Friday evening, July 31 event; $25,000 prize purse; third stop on Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2015

From P3R Events

A prize purse of $25,000 has attracted some of the country’s top...

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Grunewald, McNamara to Defend GNC Live Well Liberty Mile Titles

July 13, 2015

4th edition in downtown Pittsburgh offers $25,000 prize purse; third stop on BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2015

From P3R Events

Defending GNC Live Well Liberty Mile champions Jordan McNamara and Gabriele Grunewald will return to the Steel City to defend their titles at the 2015 race, scheduled for...

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Two Minnesota Stars Added to Medtronic TC 1 Mile Field

April 29, 2015

Former Gopher Grunewald, Winona native Heath to face top field; $25,000 prize purse plus $10,000 event record bonuses; second BBTM Grand Prix Tour 2015 stop in Minneapolis on Thursday, May 14

From Twin Cities In Motion

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Former University of Minnesota star Gabriele Grunewald...

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A Candid Interview with Gabriele Grunewald

August 15, 2014

Cancer survivor and recent GNC Live Well Liberty Mile champion racing Falmouth Mile on Saturday, August 16

By Charlie Engle for Runner's World

Gabriele Grunewald has no trouble admitting that before being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 22, she had no realistic prospects as a professional...

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Uceny, Grunewald, Torrence, True Headline Falmouth Mile

August 12, 2014

Saturday night race features Olympians, USA & NCAA champions and a former World #1; $7500 prize purse plus time and meet record bonuses

FALMOUTH, Mass. – Morgan Uceny, a 2012 Olympian ranked #1 in the world in 2011 at 1500 meters; Gabriele Grunewald, the reigning USA Indoor 3000m champion; ...

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Third Time’s a Charm for Jordan McNamara at GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

August 01, 2014

Gabriele Grunewald women's champion over two-time defending champion Heather Kampf; 1,000-plus participants at third edition; fourth stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014

By Ryan Lamppa, The Mile wire

PITTSBURGH – (August 1, 2014) – At the third GNC Live Well Liberty Mile on...

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Heather Kampf Eyes Three-Peat at GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

July 23, 2014

Women’s field also includes sub-4:30 minute Milers Sarah Brown, Gabriele Grunewald and Lauren Penney; 3rd edition in downtown Pittsburgh features new American Pro Mile with a $20,000 prize purse; 4th stop on the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Two-time defending champion ...

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The Mile Interview Series: Gabriele Grunewald

May 07, 2014

Bring Back the Mile's 2014 interview series, presented by HOKA ONE ONE, kicks off with Team USA Minnesota middle distance ace Gabriele Grunewald. Known as 'Gabe', she earned her first national title and U.S. team berth last February at the USA  Indoor Championships in the 3000m. She set a smoking...

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Gabriele Grunewald Pre-World Indoors Interview

March 04, 2014

"Even though a ‘kicker’s’ race would be good for me, I also think I’m in shape to PR in the 3000m."

By Christopher Kelsall, Athletics Illustrated

Gabriele Grunewald, better known as GG or Gabe, is an American middle-distance runner from small town Minnesota or Perham, MN to be exact. A...

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On the Brink of Greatness: Gabriele Grunewald

January 27, 2014

"It's undeniable that the depth of American mid-distance running is incredible and unprecedented right now."

By Scott Bush, RunnerSpace.com

Ranked U.S. #4 in the 1500m each of the past two seasons, Gabriele (nee Anderson) Grunewald is on the cusp of smashing through the brick wall that is a...

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Blankenship, Anderson Shatter Course Records at Minnesota Mile

September 08, 2013

Fastest Miles ever run in Minnesota; eight men go sub-4 minutes; 7th edition ends inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour 2013

By Bob Gustafson

DULUTH, Minn. – It was a day for records at Sunday’s seventh Minnesota Mile road race in downtown Duluth.

Ben Blankenship, 24, set a course record and...

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David Torrence to Defend Falmouth Mile Title

August 03, 2013

Top fields expected including 2011 race champion and event record holder Jordan McNamara, Will Leer, Matthew Elliott and Garrett Heath and Gabriele Anderson, Heather Kampf and Sarah Brown; past wheelchair champions also return to defend titles; 12th stop on the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour...

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Gabriele Anderson Continues Beating the Odds

June 19, 2013

Minnesota runner ready for this week’s  USA Track & Field Championships in Des Moines

By Mackenzie Lobby, Competitor

Stepping onto the track at historic Hayward Field last summer for Heat 2 of the 1500m semifinal felt like a finish line of sorts for Gabriele Anderson. She went through the...

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Miler Anderson Looking to Step Up Her Game in Doha

May 09, 2013

By Joe Battaglia, Race Results Weekly

DOHA, Qatar – (May 9, 2013) – Several days after finishing fourth in the 1500m at the U.S. Olympic Trials last July, Gabriele Anderson was finally able to get over falling two seconds shy of qualifying for London.

It was then that the pain gave way to a...

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Team USA Minnesota Athletes Race Ready for the Mile

April 17, 2013

Jon Peterson at Mt. SAC Relays; Gabriele Anderson, Heather Kampf, Meghan Peyton at USA 1 Mile Road Championships

MINNEAPOLIS – (April 17, 2013) – Team USA Minnesota’s Jon Peterson will run the Mile on the track at the 55th Mt. SAC Relays on Friday, April 19. The following week, Gabriele...

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Olympic Games, World Championships Medalists Highlight B.A.A. Invitational Mile Field

April 05, 2013

Nick Willis (NZL) and Kalkidan Gezahegne (ETH) are top contenders; $14,500 prize purse at stake in the event, held on Sunday, April 14

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced that an international field of elite athletes will compete in the B.A.A. Invitational Mile to...

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Lagat, Simpson to Defend Titles at 32nd NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile

September 13, 2012

2012 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano and Olympic fourth-place finisher Matthew Centrowitz also highlight men’s field; women’s field features two-time race champion and U.S. Olympian Shannon Rowbury and World Championships 1500m silver medalist Hannah England of Great Britain; $30,000...

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Miller, Kampf Win Grandma’s Minnesota Mile

September 09, 2012

2012 USA Mile road champions top fields in close races at 6th edition in downtown Duluth
By Bob Gustafson

DULUTH, Minn. – (September 9, 2012) – Craig Miller won Grandma’s Minnesota Mile road race in downtown Duluth on Sunday morning. Miller, 25, of Madison, Wis., finished in 4 minutes, 1.4...

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Minnesota Twins: Anderson, Kampf Mile Aces

September 07, 2012

The Twin Cities are growing—and retaining—national-caliber mid-distance women
By Jon Gugala, Bring Back the Mile

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota, as most people know, has harsh, bitterly cold winters. Even F. Scott Fitzgerald, a native of St. Paul, admitted it, describing how the interminable season...

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Runner Seeks Rainbow After Stormy Times

September 06, 2012

Disappointment doesn’t have a place in Gabriele Anderson’s life. Anderson will be running in Sunday's sixth Minnesota Mile in Duluth.

By Kevin Pates, Duluth News Tribune

Disappointment doesn’t have a place in Gabriele Anderson’s life.

When diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2009,...

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Kampf, Anderson, Cheever to Run Grandma’s Minnesota Mile

September 04, 2012

Team USA Minnesota trio headed to Duluth for Sunday, September 9 road race

MINNEAPOLIS – (September 4, 2012) – Three Team USA Minnesota runners – Heather Kampf, Gabriele Anderson and Jamie Cheever – will compete at Grandma’s Minnesota Mile on Sunday, September 9. The women’s elite Mile starts...

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Brief Chat: Gabriele Anderson Looks Ahead

August 14, 2012

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Gabriele Anderson, 26, was the fourth-place finisher in the 1500 meter run at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene. On July 17 in Lignano, Italy she lowered her personal best to 4:04.84. Anderson is a survivor of two types of cancer—adenoid cystic...

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Torrence, Martinez Win Falmouth Mile

August 11, 2012

Martinez and Anderson run #1 and #2 fastest women’s Mile times of the year
Jim Gerweck, The Mile wire

FALMOUTH, Mass. – (August 11, 2012) – Last year’s Falmouth Mile, a track precursor to the larger, older 7-mile road race, proved to be one of the deepest ever run on American soil, with the...

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Team USA Minnesota Athletes Help Bring Back the Mile

August 09, 2012

Gabriele Anderson at Falmouth Mile August 11; Heather Kampf, Jamie Cheever at Liberty Mile in Pittsburgh August 17

MINNEAPOLIS – (August 9, 2012) – Three Team USA Minnesota runners will compete in Mile events this month, with Gabriele Anderson at the Falmouth Mile in Massachusetts on Saturday,...

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Gabriele Anderson Wins 1500 Meter Race in Lignano in World Class Time of 4:04.84

July 18, 2012

Team USA Minnesota athlete also sets personal record for metric Mile

By Team USA Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Team USA Minnesota's Gabriele Anderson won the women's 1500 meter race at a meet in Lignano, Italy, on July 17 with a world class and personal record time of 4:04.84 (previous PR...

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Gabriele Anderson Dreaming Big

June 27, 2012

The small-town girl from Minnesota is an Olympic contender in the 1,500 meters.

By Sarah Barker, Competitor.com

Gabriele Anderson finished her tenth interview in the last month as the two-time cancer survivor who’s trying to make the U.S. Olympic team. By the way, she’s run 4:06.46 for 1500...

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5 Questions with Gabriele Anderson

May 25, 2012

By Pat Price, writing about running

Today we have 5 Questions with a former Minnesota Golden Gopher and now a member of Coach Dennis Barker's Team USA Minnesota. Most recently, the "Brooks Beast" was awarded Flotrack's "Kick of the Week."

Gabriele Anderson is off to a hot start in 2012. Her...

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Cancer Survivor Gabriele Anderson Chases Down Olympic Dream

May 10, 2012

By Eric Perkins, KARE 11

MINNEAPOLIS - Methodically, Gabriele Anderson motors around the University of Minnesota track.  Singularly focused, she has her sights set on gaining a spot on the United States Olympic team in the women's 1500 meter race. The Olympic Trials is set for late June in...

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