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Double amputee inspires veterans to dream big with 'Month of Marathons

"When somebody else has already done something it makes it a little bit easier to see yourself doing it to," Rob said. It's easy to find inspiration in Rob Jones. Not only because he served our country, but because of what he's done since then. "Trying to provide a story where a marine went overseas and had a traumatic experience and was still able to come back and reintegrate," Rob said.

Fox 2 St. Louis

Retired Marine competeing in marathons to prove wounded veterans are not broken

"Just two years after he was injured, Jones would bring home a bronze medal in the Paralympics for rowing. It was there he met fellow competitor and his future wife, Pamela. After competing against the best in the world, Jones was ready to challenge himself further and see how far he could go on two wheels against the open road. He rode more than 5,000 from Maine to southern California."

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Pure endurance: Wounded vet attempting 31 marathons in 31 days to run in St. Louis

"Jones’ project will bring him to St. Louis on Sunday where he will run his 11th marathon in so many days through Forest Park. He hopes people in the city will join him. “You don’t have to run the whole marathon,” Jones said. “But I want people to push themselves, whatever that means for you.”  “Everybody has to find their own way to contribute,” he said. “We have to use our own personal talents — and one of mine is to endure things that most people wouldn’t. “I think the Marines taught me that.”