A Diagnosis didn't end the run

Minneapolis, October 3 - 5, 2014

Ana Luisa Amado Vaz, Global Hero 2013, Portugal

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Medtronic Global Heroes

Applications for the 2014 Global Heroes
program are now closed.

Check back later this summer
to meet the 2014 team!

Watch the Medtronic 2013 Global Heroes Promo
2013 Global Heroes Video View the high-resolution video on YouTube


What it Means to be a Global Hero

Running long distances was never meant to be easy. It becomes even harder when the body becomes a barrier. For runners diagnosed with medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, spinal disorders, chronic pain or neurological disorders, that is the reality. Yet the passion for running remains.

A cooperative effort between Twin Cities in Motion and Medtronic, Global Heroes® is a first-of-its-kind program that brings runners from around the world who benefit from medical technology to Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota to run in Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon events.