Gabe Grunewald Is Having Cancer Surgery Today

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One week ago, Gabe Grunewald announced she had a cancerous tumor in her liver. Today, Grunewald is undergoing surgery to become a three-time cancer survivor.


Grunewald, 30, was first diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma in 2009 during her fifth-year season at the University of Minnesota. After surgery and treatment were successful, she competed for the Gophers one last season and finished runner-up in the NCAA 1500m.

Then, in October of 2010, Grunewald was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

Back in 2011, FloTrack spoke with Gabe on beating cancer twice:


On Tuesday, Grunewald said she would undergo surgery to remove the tumor, a metastatic recurrence of adenoid cystic carcinoma, in her liver today, with the hopes of recovering enough to attend her brother's wedding on September 3.


Grunewald told Runner's World that because the tumor is one single mass, and since the liver can regenerate itself, she should "wake up from surgery cancer-free on Friday."

Grunewald was fourth in the 2012 Olympic Trials 1500m and won her first U.S. title indoors in 2014 in the 3000m. This spring, she competed in the 5000m and 1500m at the Olympic trials, where she advanced to the finals of the 1500m and finished 12th. She holds personal bests of 2:01/4:01/15:19.

Grunewald posted to Instagram this morning:


Who Are The NCAA's Next Christian Coleman & Raevyn Rogers?

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We're not asking the question "who's going to win the Bowerman Award next year?"

Aliphine Tuliamuk Joins HOKA NAZ Elite

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (January 17, 2018) — HOKA ONE ONE Northern Arizona Elite announced today that it has added seven-time National Champion Aliphine Tuliamuk to its roster. Tuliamuk, a graduate of Wichita State University, owns personal best of 15:18.86 for 5,000 meters, 31:54.20 for 10,000 meters and 1:09:49 for the half marathon.

Michael Saruni Highlights NCAA Weekend Performances

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The UTEP Miners apparently shouldn't be too concerned about the loss of last year's indoor and outdoor NCAA 800m champion Emmanuel Korir to the pro ranks. 

Mondo Duplantis Breaks World Record, Still Doesn't Eat Vegetables

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Mondo Duplantis continued his U20 dominance at the National Pole Vault Summit on Saturday in Reno, Nevada, with a new indoor world junior record of 5.83m. He was using a 5.10 pole for the first time, according to Becca Peter of Pole Vault Power. Watch the video here.

Molly Huddle Breaks American Record At 2018 Aramco Houston Half Marathon

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Molly Huddle broke the American record for half marathon by clocking 1:07:25 over 13.1 miles at the 2018 Aramco Houston Half Marathon on Sunday morning.

LIVE UPDATES: 2018 Houston Half Marathon

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Follow along with us for mile by mile play-by-play for the 2018 Houston Half Marathon

Cheers! Coogan's Will Remain Open

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Instead of pouring one out for Coogan's tonight, order a round to celebrate!

After Surgery, Transplant, Aries Merritt Feels The Best He Has In 5 Years

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Ask Aries Merritt to recite a race, and he’ll give specifics. Ask him to call back a season, and he can list his performances in sequential order — including locations and some of his competitors' times. 

FloTrack Weekend Viewer's Guide

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This weekend FloTrack has live events from Seattle, State College, and Iowa City. 

Atlanta, Austin, Chattanooga, Orlando Bidding For Marathon Trials

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USATF announced Friday that Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Orlando, Florida, have all entered bids to host the 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon.