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Virginia veteran to run 31 marathons in 31 days

"Rob Jones wasn’t always an extreme athlete. But after losing both legs serving in Afghanistan, the retired Marine from Vienna, Virginia, continues to overcome challenges. His next test is a month of marathons. Dedicating the challenge to wounded warriors, Jones’ goal is to do 31 runs of 26.2 miles in 31 cities in 31 days. He’ll finish in D.C. for Veterans Day on Nov. 11, when he’ll run loops around the National Mall."