Wounded Marine stops in Baltimore trying to run 31 marathons in 31 days
"Instead of seeing it as a tragedy or a hardship in your past blocking you, it'll be better of your if you somehow flip that around and see it as a challenging for you to overcome and in doing so become stronger than you were before." His run today started at 7:00 a.m. at Camden Yards. Jones has support from local police and many businesses who will be running with him and cheering him on."
Double amputee veteran runs 29th marathon out of 31 in Charlotte
Veteran running 31 marathons in 31 days
"I want to be an example of a veteran that went to Afghanistan, had a traumatic experience and was able to come back and find my way in the fight and continue to contribute to America and my family," Jones said. Wednesday morning Jones will run a marathon in Albuquerque. The Duke City is his 21st stop. His next stop after Albuquerque will be San Antonio."
Double-amputee stops in Phoenix for 31 marathons in 31 days
"The marathoner worked hard to recover and gain the use of his prosthetics, where he discovered his talent for running. "You wouldn't expect a double, above-the-knee amputee to be very good at running so I'm just trying to change the perspective as well," says Jones."
Wounded Marine running 31 marathons in 31 days to raise funds for veterans
"Rob Jones hit the streets of San Francisco Saturday, stop 17 of the 31. He wants to raise $1 million for wounded veterans' charities."
Veteran runs 31 marathons in 31 days and stops in Salt Lake
"On Wednesday, we caught up with Rob on his 14th leg of his multi-city, multi-marathon run in Liberty Park. Fourteen marathons in as many days. It sounds a bit crazy, but he's running with a purpose. "I'm trying to have an affect on an issue in the veteran population where some tend to think that just because you come back wounded, in some way, whether it's a psychological injury or physical injury that you can't contribute to society or stay in the fight."
Veteran and double amputee hopes to inspire by running multiple marathon
"One military veteran is on a mission few could even dream of trying, especially with two legs.
Rob Jones lost both of his legs in combat. Now he's running marathons across the country to inspire others. It's the latest and perhaps the most challenging journey for Rob Jones in his mission to serve his country by helping fellow military veterans."
Virginia Tech alumnus running 31 marathons in 31 days
Marine veteran running 31 marathons in 31 days in 31 cities
"I'm still hearing about veterans struggling to reintegrate into society," Jones said. "I figured I'd do something to have an effect on that." Just because you come back wounded doesn't mean you can't still do great things for society and contribute," he said.
Marine who lost both legs is running 31 marathons in 31 days to raise money for wounded veterans
"Running is a different beast than biking, Jones said, explaining that his muscles ache, there are skin abrasions on his body, and there's "a dull ache in the background" throughout running. "The biggest challenge is the repetitive stress every day for such a long period of time. It will add up eventually," said Jones. But the pain won't deter him in his mission. "I am doing it for a purpose. The purpose is a lot more important than me being comfortable," added Jones."
Double amputee veteran running 31 marathons in 31 days stops in Detroit
“It never leaves you,” said Travis Peters, a Desert Storm veteran. “It never leaves you.” "I have nothing but respect,” said Peters. “His honor, his dignity… it stirs something up inside of you, makes you feel proud.”
Marine who lost legs in Afghanistan running 31 marathons
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Jones' mission is simple: raise money for veteran's charities and to lead by example. "I needed to be an example for other veterans and show them that just because you come back wounded in some way, psychologically or physically, it doesn't mean that you can't contribute to society. You're not broken because you got injured," Jones said.
The journey of Rob Jones: 31 marathons, 31 days, 31 cities
"In 2010, U.S. Marine Corps sergeant Rob Jones lost both his legs after stepping on an IED. Ever since, he has made it his mission to raise awareness for wounded veterans through his work with the Paralympics and nationwide bike rides. Now he’s taking on his biggest challenge with a month of marathons - 31 marathons across 31 days, in 31 different cities. Learn more and donate at "