Medtronic seeking distance runners for “Global Heroes” program

Medtronic is recruiting runners who benefit from medical technology to participate in its fourth annual Medtronic Global Heroes program. Up to 25 runners will be selected to receive a paid entry and travel expenses for themselves and a guest to the Twin Cities Marathon on October 4 or its companion 10-mile race. The deadline for applications is March 31.
In addition, the Medtronic Foundation will donate $1,000 to a select non-profit patient organization that educates and supports people who have the Global Hero’s medical condition.
To qualify, runners must currently be using a medical device to treat 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.