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Medtronic employees pay tribute to Boston with 4.9 mile run

Following a moment of silence, about 10 employees took off for a 4.9 miles run. Following a moment of silence, about 10 employees took off for a 4.9 miles run.

(WMC-TV) - A group of employees at Medtronic paid tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions.

The group paid tribute with a special four mile run, significant because of the time that was shown on the clock when the first bomb exploded.

"There's about 90 of us that run on a regular basis," said Victor Rocha, Medtronic.

"Run in honor, in memory of the people who were injured, who were affected mentally, emotionally, physically," said Rebecca May, who took part in the tribute run.

Monday's tragedy was especially alarming for this group of runners from Medtronic.

One of its own employees was running. He is OK, so this group is now thinking about the others.

"You know it was an 8-year-old boy, I mean things like that you hear it and it just breaks your heart," said Rocha.

Following a moment of silence, about 10 employees took off for a 4.9 miles run.

Rebecca May has been to the marathon before to watch her sister. She says the images were difficult to watch, but says there will be no shortage of prayer.

"Around the world there's people praying for you and that love you and that care about you and we're going to stick together as a nation and we'll get past this," added May.

Victor Rocha believes Americans should combat this disaster with unity.

"You can't stop going to movies, you can't stop taking your kids to school. You can't stop running marathons, so we're going to continue to do these things as a country and unite, he said.

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