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Anderson runs Personal Best

MONACO — Gabriele Anderson has been on a roll in Europe.

Anderson finished fifth at Monaco, as one of four American women in the top five. Anderson set a personal best time in the 1,500-meters of 4:01.48.

Christopher Chavez posted a post-race interview with Anderson on

“My big thing is you cannot cry after a PR or after a win, no matter how ugly it was or small the PR,” Anderson told Chavez. “You never know when a PR is going to become a lifetime best. You don't want to say that but people who don't think PRing is a big deal. It is. You have to celebrate every single one. So, I'm going to celebrate.”

Her PR time was the 11th fastest all-time for U.S. women.

Anderson’s finish demonstrates the depth the Americans have in the 1,500.

Jenny Simpson won the race in 4:00.48, exactly one second faster than Anderson’s. Kenya’s Hellen Obiri was second in 4:00.93. Fellow Americans Brenda Martinez and Shannon Rowbury finished in third and fourth place. Gabe will race again July 26 in London.

A video of the Monaco race is available on YouTube and the interview available at

Robert Williams

Robert is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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