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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, followed by surgery and radiation treatments, she returned to run at the end of the University of Minnesota track season and placed second in the 2010 NCAA Division I championships at 1500 meters.

After being diagnosed with thyroid cancer in October 2010, followed by more surgery and radiation, she returned to run well on the track and on the roads as a professional in 2011.

Anderson, 26, a native of Perham, Minn., living in Minneapolis, is in the midst of her best racing streak and next will run along Superior Street in Sunday’s sixth Minnesota Mile.

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