WINNIPEG – Joanne Schiewe, an avid long-distance runner from Winnipeg, has died from stage four brain cancer.
The 36-year-old lost her battle against Glioblastoma Monday night according to a Facebook post by her partner, Jared Spier.
Schiewe was diagnosed with cancer in February 2015. She was told by doctors at the time she would only live another six to 18 months.
Schiewe completed an Ironman race in Colorado in 2014, and despite her diagnosis, was training for a half-Ironman this summer.
She had to pull out a few weeks before the competition as new medication had taken a toll on her body.
Schiewe had also finished several triathlons and marathons. She was inducted into the Manitoba Runners’ Association Hall of Fame after using races to raise thousands of dollars for brain cancer research.
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