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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

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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