Washington Post

31 marathons, 31 days, 31 cities: After losing both legs in Afghanistan, he’s running to inspire

"Within a span of 10 years, Marine Corps veteran Rob Jones had both legs amputated after being wounded by a land mine in Afghanistan, won a bronze medal for rowing in the Paralympics and biked 5,180 miles across the country for charity. And he was only getting started."

“When I trained with the Marine Corps, I joined a brotherhood to make a difference in the world,” he said shortly before he began his month of marathons on Oct. 12 in London. “That plan was altered when I got hurt, but I’m still going to that same spot of having a positive impact on the world. Now I’m just going on a different route.”