FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Medtronic Seeking Long-Distance Runners Who Benefit From Medical Technology
"Global Heroes" Will Receive Entry and Travel to the
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon 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 4-6, 2013.
To apply or recommend someone to be a 2013 Medtronic Global Hero, visit
medtronic.com/globalheroes. The deadline for Global Hero applications is
April 26, 2013.
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
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
About Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
Known as The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in AmericaTM, 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 https://www.tcmevents.org 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.