Ten American Runners to Watch in 2013

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Jan. 7, 2013
Gabriele Anderson finished last year as one of the fastest 1,500m runners in the U.S. Photo:

Gabriele Anderson

Anderson’s story is nothing short of inspiring, and there’s a few more chapters she’s still planning to write. A two-time cancer survivor, the 26-year-old just missed qualifying for the Olympic team last summer in the 1,500m by one spot and two seconds. After the disappointment of not making the Olympic team, the Brooks-sponsored Anderson packed her bags and took a short tour of the European track circuit, where she posted personals bests in the 800m (2:02.83), 1,500m (4:04.84) and 3,000m (8:43.52). She stepped up in distance this past fall, finishing fourth at the U.S. 5K road championships in Providence. Watch for her this summer as she looks to punch her ticket to the world championships in Moscow.

Follow her on Twitter @gabrieleande

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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