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CBS Baltimore

Wounded Veteran Runs 31 Marathons In 31 Days

“I think what I’m doing here applies to everybody, but obviously I’m a part of the wounded veteran community,” Jones said. “That’s my main focus but the lesson applies universally.

They’ve all been great but it’s going to be hard to beat Baltimore.” 

Jones’ lesson: to persevere in difficult times resonated with the city police department, which honored him with a plaque. Dozens of volunteers in the department accompanied Jones during his run after Lt. Christo O’Ree heard Jones on a podcast about leadership. 

“I felt like he’s just a ‘never quit’ guy,” O’Ree said. “And if he can get up off the couch and get stuff done, then he’s setting the example for the rest of us and there’s no excuse for the rest of us not to get out there and get after it.”

CBS Dallas - Ft. Worth

Double-Amputee Marine Running ‘Month Of Marathons’ Makes Stop In Dallas

“I hope what happens is if there’s a veteran out there who’s struggling – that they’ll see my story, and hopefully they’ll be able to use it to their advantage,” said Jones. “And they’ll be able to envision themselves doing the same thing a little easier.” This was his twenty-fourth marathon that will end next Saturday on Veteran’s Day. Jones’ wife is part of his support team. They met five years ago in London when they both competed in rowing. “Rob won a bronze medal in the 2012 London Paralympics, and he won my heart as well,” said Pam Jones.

CBS 5 Phoenix

Former Marine is running 31 marathons in 31 days on prosthetic legs

"Double amputee Rob Jones is on his way to completing 31 marathons in 31 days. He was a Marine in Afghanistan when he was combat wounded.. He made a stop here and is on his way to New Mexico."

CBS 2 Los Angeles

Disabled Vet Running 31 Marathons In 31 Days

“I was trying to find a route through a danger area and the IED found me first,” said Jones. But within months he was active again — winning a bronze medal at the Paralympics and then setting a goal to raise a million dollars for wounded veterans. Now he is running 31 marathons in 31 days.”

CBS 2 Salt Lake City

Double amputee runs through Utah in the midst of 31 marathons in 31 days

"In 2012, he competed at the London Paralympics, bringing home a bronze medal in the rowing event. A couple of years after that, he cycled from Maine to Southern California to raise money for his fellow veterans. That’s his goal again with his “Month of Marathons.” All of the money he raises during his journey will go towards getting wounded warriors back on their feet."

KCTV CBS 5

Wounded Marine continues '31 Marathons in 31 Days' mission in Kansas City

"After spending a year and a half recovering, he's running about 26 miles a day for 31 days straight to raise money for a few veterans charities. “They all have their different way of helping veterans that have been wounded, find their new way of how they’re going to contribute to society and stay in the fight," Jones said. The Marine says he will reflect on his journey once he hits his goal and has realized some things he's already known. “Wounded veterans are still capable of contributing to society despite their wounds and through the support I’m getting, I’ve learned America loves veterans," he said. 

CBS 2 Chicago

Former Marine Running 31 Marathons In 31 Days

“My mission is to help my brothers,” Jones says. He is raising money for veterans’ charities. His last run will be on Veterans Day at the disabled veterans mall in Washington D.C. in three weeks. Jones would like you to come along for the run in Chicago. He is running at 7 a.m. at Northerly Island. It takes him about four hours to run the entire 26.2 miles."

CBS Boston

Marine Who Lost Legs In Afghanistan Running 31 Marathons

“My objective for my life was still the same after that, I wanted to leave the world a better place. The 32-year-old decided a year and a half ago, that he would take on 31 marathons in 31 days, in 31 cities to “to help show America loves veterans and they are here to support them. Over the month, Jones hopes to raise one million dollars for wounded veterans organizations."

CBS Philadelphia

Wounded Veteran Running A Month Of Marathons

“I’m raising awareness among the veteran community that just because you come back wounded, it doesn’t mean that you are broken or incapable, and I am looking to exemplify that by my example,” said Jones. Jones is also running to raise $1 million for wounded veteran charities. His journey is taking him all over the world.  On Thursday, he ran in London and on Saturday he’ll be in New York City."