Double amputee Marine veteran running 31 marathons in the 31 days

Rob Jones running on Belle Isle Tuesday

By Matt Morawski - Executive Producer

He lost both of his legs in Afghanistan, but that’s not stopping U.S. Marine veteran Rob Jones from running 31 marathons in 31 days in 31 cities.

Retired Marine Corps Sgt. Rob Jones began his journey in London on October 12th. 

He is planning to run 26.2 miles on Detroit’s Belle Isle Tuesday. That’s his is sixth of 31 consecutive runs on a pair of prosthetic blades.

Jones, 32, is from Lovettsville, Virginia and lost his legs when he stepped on an improvised explosive device in 2010.  He was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan at the time.  He also served in Iraq. 

Jones is a competitive rower who took home a bronze medal in the 2012 Paralympics.  He has also cycled across the U.S., raising more than $120,000 for various veterans’ charities.

You can follow his efforts and donate to his cause here.

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