两位90后中国1型糖尿病青年
获2013美敦力马拉松大赛“全球英雄”称号

美国双子城国际马拉松赛暨美敦力全球英雄马拉松赛于当地时间2013年10月6日,在美国明尼阿波利斯市顺利举行。来自武汉的王耀辉和郑州的申霖佩戴着胰岛素泵,代表中国参加了10英里赛(约16公里),两位90后小糖友都跑进了两小时。

其中,王耀辉由于时差及感冒等因素,在离终点还有600多米时,已经筋疲力尽,终点就在眼前,可速度却慢了下来。这时植入心脏起搏器的美国选手Katherine Hernandez跑到他身边,用胳膊搭住他的肩膀,鼓励并带着他一起向前跑,直至终点。

身高1.9米的申霖,即便在众多身材高大的欧美选手中,仍然十分惹眼。很多外国选手对这个高个子的中国男孩很感兴趣,得知他喜欢打篮球,还是校篮球队队员,有人便叫他“小姚明”。

美敦力全球英雄马拉松赛是世界上最大的慢病患者长跑比赛,接受来自世界各地并使用了植入式医疗器械的“特殊”跑步者。举办至今,已有数百名受益于医疗科技的长跑达人参加了此活动。2010年,佩戴有美敦力胰岛素泵的中国选手张乐庭也参加了比赛,这也是这项大赛开赛以来第一次出现中国人的身影。

在参加此次比赛的28700多名选手中,共有25位“特殊”选手患有不同的慢性疾病,体内都有植入式医疗器械,其中有8位是1型糖尿病患者,来自包括中国、乌拉圭、美国、英国和葡萄牙等不同国家。

TWO POST-90s CHINESE DIABETIC RECEIVED
THE GLOBAL HERO HORNOR
OF MEDTRONIC MARATHON 2013

Medtronic Global Heroes Marathon & US Twin Cities International Marathon was held on Minneapolis on Oct 6 2013, local time. The China representatives, Wang Yaohui from Wuhan and Shen Lin from Zhengzhou, joined the 10 miles competition with their insulin pumps on. The two post 90s runners finished the race within two hours.

Because of jet-lag and cold, the exhausted Wang Yaohui ran the last 600 meters with the help of another global hero, Katherine Hernandez, who has a pacemaker implanted. The 1.9 meter-tall Shen Lin was called “little Yao Ming," when other runners got to know that he loves basketball and that he's a member of campus basketball team.

Medtronic Global Heroes Marathon is the largest long-distance running competition for chronic patients who have medical devices implanted. Hundreds of chronic patients benefitting from Medical technologies have joined the race up till now. Zhang Leting joined the competition in 2010 as the first Chinese in this program, with his medtronic insulin pump on.

During this year's competition, 25 special Chronic of medical devices carriers have joined the race together with over 28700 common runners. They come from countries like China, Uruguay, US, UK and Portugal, etc.