Last week the WomenTalkSports blog network added Gabriele Anderson to their Professional Athlete Directory. For those of you who don't know, Anderson runs for the elite, post-collegiate Team USA Minnesota. She was also a standout during her tenure as a University of Minnesota Golden Gopher distance runner.
Anderson had a busy week last week, as she also set up this Facebook page and joined Twitter with the very apt username: GabeRunsHappy. I've never met Anderson, but from everything I've ever heard and/or read about her, "GabeRunsHappy" seems to describe her perfectly.
She's an outstanding athlete, as evidenced by a second-place finish in the 1,500m at last spring's NCAA outdoor track meet and a 7th-place finish in the same event at the USA Outdoor Championships meet. She also is a two-time cancer survivor. You can read (and hear) about her accomplishments through the following links.
–Gabe's U of M bio
–Anderson's Team USA MN bio
–May 27, 2010 Minneapolis Star Tribune article about her racing highlights [and cancer battle] to date
–June 23, 2010 article on Runner's World Racing News page
–September 27, 2010 article on the Universal Sports website.
–Sunday, October 31, 2010, Anderson was featured on the Women Talk Sports Weekly Radio Show.
I'm looking forward to reading more and more about Gabe and her running endeavors in the coming years. [photos courtesy of the University of Minnesota.]
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