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Fox Columbus, OH

Marine who lost both legs runs 7th marathon in Columbus, with 24 more to go

"Rob Jones, 32, said he was doing it all to inspire others and raise money for wounded veterans charities. He was scheduled to run in a total of 31 cities. "I'm doing it because I want people to realize that even though veterans are wounded, it doesn't mean they're broken or incapable of contributing to society," Jones told ABC 6 / FOX 28 during a brief stop at Ohio State's ROTC building, where he was greeted by Brutus and cheerleaders."

WBNS Columbus, OH

Veteran with no legs running 31 marathons in 31 days

"My goal has always been to make a difference in the world. Jones lost both of his legs and spent more than a year in recovery and therapy. In the midst of learning how to walk with prosthetics, Jones says he made a decision. "I just decided to skip the depression and feeling sorry for myself stuff and move on with my life. Maybe there's something psychologically wrong with me," he said jokingly. "I use the loss of both legs as an opportunity to have an effect on my brother veterans."

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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.