The heartbreaking news was confirmed this week that a beloved professional athlete, Gabriele "Gabe" Grunewald, has passed away. The 32-year-old marathon runner had a decade-long battle with cancer.
Gabe inspired the world through her tenacity and bravery. She inspired thousands of athletes around the world.
Gabe's husband, Justin, wrote, "At 7:52 I said, 'I can't wait until I get to see you again' to my hero, my best friend, my inspiration, my wife. @gigrunewald I always felt like the Robin to your Batman and I know I will never be able to fill this gaping hole in my heart or fill the shoes you have left behind. Your family loves you dearly as do your friends."
Below are some of the heartbreaking tributes that have flooded in:
Before she passed away, Chip and Joanna Gaines talked about her battle through their Instagram accounts.
Please be praying for everyone who this inspiring athlete was close to, especially her husband. Share your prayers here. In other recent news, the wife of a famous artist was found dead in her home. Please keep them all in your prayers as well.