Portland

KATU 2 Portland

Double amputee plans to run 31 marathons in 31 cities in 31 days

"I'm trying to be an example of a guy who had a traumatic experience in Afghanistan and was still able to get back on my feet and find a way of contributing and staying in the fight," he said. He's also raising money for charities that help veterans. He's a Paralympic bronze medalist and he's already cycled across the country. "He's really inspiring... he just doesn't quit," Josh Brooks, a fellow Marine who served alongside Jones, said. His mom and wife have been by his side through the entire journey."

Fox 12 Portland, OR

Veteran running month of marathons makes Portland stop

"Now, he’s halfway through his “Month of Marathons,” which he started Oct. 12 in London. Over 31 days, Jones will run the equivalent of a marathon each day, totaling 812.2 miles over the month. The runs aim to bring attention to struggles faced by those who have served in the armed forces and Jones hopes to raise money for veterans’ charities. On Friday morning, Jones started his run in downtown Portland with FOX 12 there to send him off."