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First responders participate in marathon fitness test to benefit the One Fund

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The effort to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings continued at Gillette Stadium Saturday.

Boston police officers joined other emergency responders in a 26-hour fitness test to symbolize the 26 miles of the Boston Marathon.

"This just represents the thin blue line," said Officer Jennifer Penton. "Coming together and getting things done."

More than 300 first responders visited Gillette for the marathon of workouts to benefit the One Fund.

Many of those who participated were directly involved or involved in some way in responding to the marathon bombings.

"It's the least we can do," said Penton."These guys train 26 miles and a lot of them didn't get to finish that. We hope to finish what they couldn't."

"It just goes to show to the commitment and the resolve of the people that were involved in these events and their dedication in what they believe in what they wanna do and that's get back to normal," said Metrolec SwAT Team member Jason Brennan.

The fitness test lasts until 5 p.m. Sunday.

The goal was to raise $126,000 for the One Fund. They were at $115,000 by Saturday night. If you want to help, visit onefundboston.org.

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