Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald, a national champion runner and Olympic hopeful who publicly chronicled her battle with metastatic cancer on social media while giving hope to others, died on Tuesday. She was 32.
Her death was announced by her husband, Justin Grunewald, in an Instagram post on Tuesday evening. It followed several days of posts that documented her incredible resiliency even when her lab results indicated on June 2 that she was “incompatible with life,” he said.
“Shortly after I told her she was dying she took a deep breath and yelled ‘NOT TODAY,’” he recalled her response. She died nine days later.
“I always felt like the Robin to your Batman and I know I will never be able to fill this gaping hole in my heart or fill the shoes you