Washingtonian

A Double-Amputee Marine is Training to Run 31 Marathons in 31 Days

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In 2012, he trained for the Paralympics in rowing—he’d never even been in a scull prior to this—and won a bronze medal. In 2013, he took a 5,180-mile bike ride from Maine to California. And now, he’s trained to run 31 marathons in 31 days in major cities across the country. 

He’s done all of this as a double amputee. After joining the Marine Corps before his senior year of college at Virginia Tech, Jones was deployed to Afghanistan as a combat engineer. His job was to locate IEDs, and in 2010, as he says, “One found me before I found it.”