Salt Lake City

Good 4 Utah SLC

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."

KSL Salt Lake City

Marine double amputee runs marathons to spread hope

"My mission has not changed; pre-injury versus post-injury," Jones said. "My mission was to have an impact on the world and have a life that I enjoy and could be proud of when it was all over." "When I got hurt, I had to find a new path," Jones said. "All it took was a little bit of imagination on my part, and a little bit of being open to new possibilities, and a lot of help from a lot of people."

Salt Lake Tribune

This double-amputee Marine has run 14 marathons in 14 days — and plans to do 17 more to raise $1 million for wounded veterans

"Rob Jones’ life has been defined by routes: Around parks and trails for his daily marathons that spread his message. From city to city on a 31-destination tour in 31 days to raise awareness for wounded veterans. And the fateful route he walked in Afghanistan into the path of an improvised explosive device. Jones, a double-amputee and Marine veteran, stopped in Salt Lake City on Wednesday on the 14th day of his 31-day tour of 31 cities — running 26.2 miles in each." CLICK FOR REST OF ARTICLE

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."