2013-03-04 17:02:12 -
"Global Heroes" Will Receive Entry and Travel to the Medtronic Twin Cities
or Medtronic TC 10 Mile in October
MINNEAPOLIS - March 4, 2013 - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced today it is
recruiting runners from around the world who benefit from medical technology to
participate in the eighth annual Medtronic Global Heroes program. Up to 25
runners will be selected to receive a paid entry for
themselves and a guest to
the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or the Medtronic TC 10 Mile and a travel
package that includes airfare and accommodations for the Global Hero and guest.
The 31st Annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon weekend will take place October
To apply or recommend someone to be a 2013 Medtronic Global Hero, visit
medtronic.com/globalheroes. The deadline for Global Hero applications is April
A cooperative effort between Twin Cities in Motion (organizers of the Medtronic
Twin Cities Marathon) and Medtronic, the Global Heroes program recognizes
runners from around the world who have a medical device. All runners with
eligible medical devices are welcome to apply, regardless of device
To qualify as a Global Hero, runners must currently be using a medical device
therapy to treat the following disease categories: heart disease, diabetes,
chronic pain, spinal disorders, or neurological, gastroenterology and urological
disorders. Eligible medical devices include any pacemaker or implantable
cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), any spinal device, any neurological device,
any insulin pump, or any heart valve.
The application deadline is April 26, 2013. Runners will be chosen by a
committee of Twin Cities in Motion. Certain conditions may apply and applicants
must certify that they have discussed race participation with their physician.
About Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
Known as The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America(TM), the Medtronic Twin
Cities Marathon weekend is a three-day celebration of fitness that includes the
Medtronic TC Family Events, TC 5K, TC 10K, Medtronic TC 10 Mile, and the
marathon. Twin Cities in Motion is the non-profit organization that directs race
weekend as a community service for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Visit
for more information.
Medtronic, Inc. (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global
leader in medical technology - alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending
life for millions of people around the world.
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