Professional runner Gabriele (Anderson) Grunewald died Tuesday, June 11, after a decade-long battle with cancer that she shared with the public. She was 32. The 2004 Perham (Minn.) High School graduate inspired many in the running world and beyond with her story.

Grunewald dealt with multiple bouts of cancer and was first diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2009 during her running career at the University of Minnesota. She started her professional running career in 2010.

Those she inspired took to social media to honor Grunewald, who started the Brave Like Gabe Foundation ( in 2018. The foundation's mission is to "support rare cancer research and empower all cancer survivors through physical activity."

Jeff Morris, who was Grunewald's cross country and track and field coach in high school in Perham

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Kara Goucher, a two-time Olympian and long distance runner

Chip Gaines, one of the stars of HGTV's home design and renovation hit television series "Fixer Upper"

Cory Hepola, who is a 2000 Perham High School graduate

Sports Illustrated senior writer Tim Layden

Malcolm Gladwell, a well-known journalist and author

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova

Sports Illustrated writer Chris Chavez

Amelia Boone, a three-time World's Toughest Mudder champion

The National dedicated its song "Light Years" to Gabriele at its concert

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey