NBC Washington (Baltimore Coverage)

Double-Amputee Retired Marine Finishes 31 Marathons in 31 Days on National Mall

"Jones said his runs have been going really well and has seen improvement. "I've been getting a littler faster with my runs," he said in October. "I'm getting more in shape."  However, running such long distances does not come without challenges. "It's tough to get out of bed every morning and do the exact same thing," he said. Jones headed home to finish his mission. On Friday, he ran in Baltimore, and on Saturday, Jones ran at the National Mall and invited the public to join him for his 812th mile.

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BBC World

US Marine who lost both legs running 31 marathons in a month

Rob Jones has invited the public to accompany him as he runs around Washington DC's war memorials to mark the US Veterans Day holiday. Mr Jones, who wears prosthetic legs to run, has embarked on other endurance challenges to raise money for soldiers. "My purpose is to help out my brother veterans," he said. "If you do something greater than yourself, it'll bring out the best of you," the former Marine corporal said.

WCNC NBC Charlotte

Former marine who lost both legs runs 31 marathons in 31 days

"In 2010, he lost both of his legs after stepping on an IED while serving as a Marine sergeant in Afghanistan. From that point on, his mission was to survive, recover and live. Since then, he’s biked across the United States, competed in triathlons, and even won a Paralympic medal, all to raise money for wounded veterans. He even completed the Tunnel to Tower Climb right here in Charlotte last fall."

The Buzz TV- Fort Mill High School, South Carolina

Initiative. Focus. Making a difference. Reese Phillips and Victoria Scurlock are students from Fort Mill High School in Fort Mill South Carolina. When we were in Charlotte on November 9th for the marathon in Freedom Park they came by to interview Rob for their high school show, The Buzz TV.  The above video was expertly created by Reese and Victoria. You can learn more about The Buzz at https://www.fmhsthebuzztv.com/ 

North State Journal Charlotte, NC

Double amputee keeps moving in Month of Marathons

"A former Marine who lost his legs in combat, Rob Jones, ran his 29th out of 31 marathons in as many days in Charlotte last week as a part of his Month of Marathons journey. “Plenty of Americans want to help veterans and that’s one thing I want to prove doing this,” said Jones."

NBC 11 Atlanta

“I’m taking on this mission to try and prove that a wounded veteran is not a broken veteran,” Jones said. “Whether that injury is a physical injury or a psychological injury, a wounded veteran is still capable of contributing to America and finding their new path.” Atlanta marks his 28th marathon in 28 days. “If I’m going to prove my mission which is proving wounded veterans are still capable of contributing. I figured I needed to do it in a really big way,” Jones said.

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VETERAN TACKLES MONTH OF MARATHONS WITH STOP IN ATLANTA

“I’m taking on this mission to try and prove that a wounded veteran is not a broken veteran,” Jones said. “Whether that injury is a physical injury or a psychological injury, a wounded veteran is still capable of contributing to America and finding their new path.” Atlanta marks his 28th marathon in 28 days. “If I’m going to prove my mission which is proving wounded veterans are still capable of contributing. I figured I needed to do it in a really big way,” Jones said."

Local Memphis

Marine Who Lost Legs In Combat Runs Marathons As Show Of Gratitude

"We've been married since July, and he's been planning this for sort of 18 months or so. So, when we got engaged, I knew this was (laughs) in the cards to do a month-long road trip around the U.S. ,” says Pam. “After today he just has five left to go. When you run 26 marathons you go five left, that seems really easy. But 5 marathons in 5 days is still a task 99.9% of people would never think about undertaking, let alone being able to actually achieve.”

Fox 13 Memphis

Double amputee marine runs 'Month of Marathons,' stops in Memphis

“What I hope happens, is if there’s a veteran out there that’s struggling, they’ll see my story and they’ll be able to use that to their advantage,” he said. While running, he raised money for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.