Archive for October 8th, 2007

The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and TC-10 mile events on Sunday, Oct. 7 were hot and humid. Race officials nearly called the race early, but the dew point/heat index didn’t quite reach the point Global Heroof closing the course (like they had to do in Chicago at that city’s marathon). Still, most participants were well off their expected completion times, but finished nonetheless.

All but one of the Medtronic Global Heroes, mentioned in my previous post, completed their races.  One participant finished sixth overall among women in the TC 10-mile race. Another female Global Hero had a 3:36 marathon, good enough to be admitted to the Boston Marathon if she chooses.  The individual who took himself off the course did so because of the heat and humidity after running 11 miles of the marathon course. He, along with many other marathoners, made the best decision for himself.

Congratulations to all these great people who are truly motivational for doing what they do – living life fully in spite of a chronic condition that may have otherwise limited their active lifestyles.


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