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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. 

KSHB 41 Kansas City

Veteran to run 31 marathons in 31 days to raise money for veterans' charities

 "Jones starts his trek every morning at 7 o'clock, rounding out his journey shortly four hours later, and it’s off to the next city. He said the people he meets at the starting line are what keep him going strong. "It's the greatest compliment I could receive, to have somebody come down and want to run with me, and you know, be willing to endure some pain with me on behalf of veterans," said Jones."

Fox 4 Kansas City

Wounded veteran on mission to run 31 marathons in 31 days to encourage other wounded veterans stops in KC

"Just because a wounded veteran is injured in someway doesn't mean that they are broken or in capable of contributing to society," Jones said. "So that mission is what gets me out of bed in the morning and keeps me going even when it starts to hurt."

98.1 FM KMBZ Kansas City

Double-amputee Marine on quest to finish 31 marathons in a month

"USMC veteran Rob Jones, 32, is running 26.2 miles in Kansas City on Monday, October 23rd - his 12th city toward his goal of completing 31 marathons, in 31 cities in 31 days. Jones is a double leg amputee - he lost both his legs, above the knees, to an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2010. He was serving as a combat engineer."

The Kansas City Star

31 marathons in 31 days: Double amputee Marine will run in KC for other wounded vets

 

“There are over 300,000,000 Americans, and if each one of us were to dedicate ourselves to a cause, many of our country’s problems, for example homelessness and starvation, would be improved to the point of elimination. People must find ways to “use our own personal talents.” One of mine is to endure things that most people wouldn’t,” His goal is to raise $1 million through his “Rob Jones Journey.”