Washington Post

Washington Post

"On Saturday afternoon, with his back aching and legs sore, the 32-year-old Jones finished his month of marathons near the steps leading up to Lincoln Memorial on a frigid Veterans Day. The crowd of several dozen supporters showered him with cheers as he crossed the tape. Jones then kissed his wife, Pam, smiled and took a few moments to let the accomplishment soak in."

Washington Post

31 marathons, 31 days, 31 cities: After losing both legs in Afghanistan, he’s running to inspire

"Within a span of 10 years, Marine Corps veteran Rob Jones had both legs amputated after being wounded by a land mine in Afghanistan, won a bronze medal for rowing in the Paralympics and biked 5,180 miles across the country for charity. And he was only getting started."

“When I trained with the Marine Corps, I joined a brotherhood to make a difference in the world,” he said shortly before he began his month of marathons on Oct. 12 in London. “That plan was altered when I got hurt, but I’m still going to that same spot of having a positive impact on the world. Now I’m just going on a different route.”