U 32. godini preminula trofejna sportistkinja (foto)

Američka trkačica na duge staze i osvajačica brojnih medalja na nacionalnim takmičenjima, Gabrijela Grunvald, preminula je u 32. godini nakon više od decenije borbe protiv raka.

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Gonna need you guys to send me some extra #Brave vibes tonight as I am so, so very bummed that I won’t be able to make it to the @bravelikegabe 5k tomorrow — because I am in the hospital with an infection and need a procedure done bright & early in the AM. Literally the worst timing ever but I’m working with an all-star crew of friends, family, sponsors, and the ACCRF to make sure it’s a great race in St. Paul. . It’s not lost on me that maybe this is one of the most poignant ways to show just how critical research is. Cancer is nothing if not incredibly inconvenient and we need more options. I wish I didn’t have to show it in this way because there’s so many people I’d love to meet and catch up with tomorrow (including my grandma who I don’t see very often ❤️). . But I’m gonna be brave and fight these fevers and hopefully the procedure will help me out big time. 🙏 Prayers very much welcome. . Have a heck of a time out there and celebrate what you’ve helped support and accomplish through the research grant! So overwhelmed by the love and I can’t wait to hear the recap. ❤️ #bravelikegabe5k #bebrave #rarecancerresearch

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Vest o smrti potvrdio je njen suprug Džastin Grunvald, objavivši na Instagramu dirljivu oproštajnu poruku posvećenu preminuloj supruzi.

‘U 7:52 sam rekao: ‘Ne mogu dočekati da te opet vidim’, svom junaku, najboljoj prijateljici, mojoj inspiraciji, mojoj supruzi Gabrijeli. Ti si u našoj vezi uvek bila Betmen, a ja sam bio Robin. Znam da nikada neću moći da popunim ovu rupu u svom srcu i prazninu koju si ostavila za sobom. Tvoja porodica i prijatelji te mnogo vole’, napisao je neutešni suprug i zahvalio se svima koji su njegovoj supruzi bili pomoć i podrška u dugogodišnjoj borbi protiv opake bolesti.

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Today: 10 Years with Cancer . ❌2009: First diagnosis of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, PR in 1500, surgery, radiation. . ❌2010: PR in 1500, Runner-up at NCAA Champs, sign professional contract with @brooksrunning. Second diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer, surgery. . ❌2011: Radioactive iodine therapy, 3rd in mile at US Indoors, PR in 1500. . ⭕️2012: PR of 4:04 in 1500, 4th at US Olympic Trials. . ⭕️2013: PR of 4:01 in 1500, 8:42 in 3000, 2:01 in 800, Fastest mile on MN soil 4:21 (road). . ⭕️2014: US Champion Indoor 3000, 5th place US Outdoor 1500. . ⭕️2015: PR in 800, PR in 5000. . ❌2016: 15:19 5000m, US Olympic Trials Finalist in 1500m. Recurrence of ACC. Major liver surgery. . ❌2017: Another liver recurrence. Ran 4:12 1500 before racing USA Champs on chemotherapy. Immunotherapy clinical trial, radioembolization. . ❌2018: No races but I tried! Oh wait I won the Silo District 5k in Waco! 🤩 Immunotherapy and radioembolization. . ❌2019: No races (yet)! ERCP with stent procedure, new drug Lenvatinib. Still hopeful 🙏 . After all this, I’m so happy to be here and so thankful to everyone who has extended love to me on this insanely difficult journey. I couldn’t do it without you! I thank God for my fam, friends and @justingrunewald1. ❤️ . If you wanna make me smile today and help honor my journey — sign up for the @bravelikegabe 5k for rare cancer research! 🎉 As I’ve had to alter so many of my life’s goals, running for research is one that fills the void better than most. ❤️ . #cancerversary #ihatecancer #letsbeatcancer #beatrarecancers #inspiration #runningonhope #bravelikegabe #bravelikegabe5k

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‘Hvala svima sa svih strana sveta, Gabrijela je čula vaše poruke i bila je duboko dirnuta. Ona je želela da ostanete hrabri i ne gubite nadu. Hvala vam što ste joj pomogli zadržati hrabrost kada joj je bila najpotrebnija’, stoji u emotivnoj objavi Džastina Grunvalda.

Gabrijela je prvu dijagnozu dobila 2009. godine kada joj je otkrivena retka vrsta kancera pljuvačnih žlezda i dan pre trke. (Ipak je istrčala i to svoje najbolje vreme na 1.500 metara). Sledeće godine je saznala da ima rak štitne žlezde, ali je postajala sve brža na stazi.

2012. godine je bila na probi za Olimpijske igre u Londonu, ali za jedno mesto nije uspela da se kvalifikuje – trku je završila četvrta. Sledeće godine je postavila lični rekord od 4 minuta 1.48 sekundi i postala 11. najbolja trkačica u istoriji Amerike na 1.500 metara. Osvojila je i Američki šampionat u dvorani na 3.000 metara, i verovala je da će se dovoljno oporaviti i početi da trenira za Olimpijadu 2020. u Tokiju.

– Za mene je hrabrost kada ne odustajete od stvari zbog kojih se osećate živo – napisala je Gabrijela na svom sajtu posvećenom istraživanju kancera.

Udala se 2013. godine za Džastina, trkača maratona kog je upoznala na fakultetu.

– Bilo je pomalo ludo, jer sam mu stalno govorila: Ne želim da ostaneš sa mnom samo zato što je ovo tužna priča – ispričala je svojevremeno Grunvaldova.

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  1. Senović

    Ubili je testosteroni.

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