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Grunewald headed back to Europe

Gabriele Grunewald heads to Europe for three weeks of track competitions starting with Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix meet on Aug. 24.

At Birmingham, which is an IAAF Diamond League meeting, she will run the two-mile race. Her next competition will occur on Aug. 30 in Angers, France, where she will run the Deca Nations 800-meters as part of the U.S. team at this event.

She will then compete in at least two other European meets before concluding her 2014 track season by representing the Americas in the 3,000-meters at the Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco, on Sept. 14.

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Team USA Minnesota is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Founded in 2001, the purpose of the training center is to improve the competitiveness of post-collegiate American distance running and to develop Olympians. The athletes are coached by Dennis Barker. Team USA Minnesota’s major sponsors are Life Time Run ( and Twin Cities In Motion ( Its silver sponsors are the Houston Marathon Foundation ( and the New York Road Runners ( For more information, visit the team’s web site at