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Veteran running for wounded warriors nears finish line after month of marathons

"Jones’ 31 marathons in 31 days has consisted of 26.2 mile runs in each city in the mornings before moving on to the next day’s challenge. On the observed federal holiday of Veteran’s Day on Friday, Jones 30th run is taking place at Camden Yards in Baltimore which is especially poignant. He’s a huge Oriole’s fan. Friday also marks the 242nd birthday of the Marine Corps. Jones’ 31st and final run on the National Mall Saturday will consist of multiple loops beginning at the Lincoln Memorial passing each of the war memorials. Jones plans to run four loops of roughly 1 and 1/2 hour blocks of time separated by 20 minute intervals of rest."

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Virginia veteran to run 31 marathons in 31 days

"Rob Jones wasn’t always an extreme athlete. But after losing both legs serving in Afghanistan, the retired Marine from Vienna, Virginia, continues to overcome challenges. His next test is a month of marathons. Dedicating the challenge to wounded warriors, Jones’ goal is to do 31 runs of 26.2 miles in 31 cities in 31 days. He’ll finish in D.C. for Veterans Day on Nov. 11, when he’ll run loops around the National Mall."