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Gabriele Grunewald sixth at NBIGP two-mile in Boston

Team USA Minnesota’s Gabriele Grunewald, of Perham, raced in the two-mile at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston Saturday afternoon.

The race had a strange ending between American Jenny Simpson and Kenyan Sally Kipyego.

Simpson was closing on Kipyego with a lap and a half to go and passed Kipyego at the last lap bell, where Simpson pulled up thinking the race was over and slowed allowing Kipyego to pass and sprint to victory.

Grunewald, the USA ranked No. 4 - 1,500m runner, placed sixth in the two-mile with a time of 9:55.21

Grunewald most recently competed on Jan. 25 at the Glasgow British Athletics International Match in Scotland as a member of the U.S. team and finished second in the 1500m.  She has a best of 4:01.48 in the 1500m and has posted 8:43.52 in the 3000m.

New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Womens’ 2-mile

1. Sally Kipyego Kenya 9:21.04

2. Jenny Simpson, USA  9:26.19

3. Jordan Hasay, USA 9:36.00

4. Gotytom Gebreslase, Ethiopia 9:49.08

5. Shannon Rowbury, USA 9:52.16

6. Gabriele Grunewald, USA 9:55.21

-- Stephanie Charnigo, USA DNF

-- Charlotte Browning, Great Britain, DNF

Full meet results.

Robert Williams

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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