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This documentary chronicles the pair’s friendship and Gaines’s inspiration to run a marathon.
- The Courage to Run with Chip Gaines and Gabe Grunewald is a documentary that chronicles the unexpected friendship between Gaines and Grunewald, who died of adenoid cystic carcinoma on June 11, 2019.
- The two met in New York City in 2017, and Grunewald’s story inspired Gaines to run a marathon.
- The documentary is available on the Magnolia Network on January 4, and it can be streamed on the new Discovery+ streaming service.
Fixer Upper star Chip Gaines became friends with the late pro runner Gabriele Grunewald when they met by chance in October 2017 in New York City. When Gaines heard Grunewald’s story—she was fighting adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer—he was immediately inspired and decided to run a marathon.
Now, you can watch their friendship unfold in a new documentary called The Courage to Run with Chip Gaines and Gabe Grunewald, available on Discovery+.
In 2018, Grunewald wrote a marathon training plan for Gaines, who signed up for the inaugural Silo District Marathon in Waco, Texas. The plan started with a 1.7-mile run, which was surprisingly tough for Gaines, and eventually got him across the finish line, Runner’s World previously reported.
Grunewald died from cancer on June 11, 2019 at age 32.
The documentary goes in-depth about that first meeting that inspired Gaines to train for and complete his first marathon. It also chronicles his training and their friendship that forms along the way, according to a press release.
Additionally, you’ll be able to watch Running on Hope, a 30-minute follow up special which follows Justin Grunewald, Gabe’s husband, as he embarks on a mission to “spread a message of hope through the Brave Like Gabe foundation,” according to EW.
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You can watch The Courage to Run with Chip Gaines and Gabe Grunewald, starting Monday, January 4 on Discovery+. You can sign up for a free trial of Discovery+ here.