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This is courage. Marine who lost both legs in Afghanistan runs 31 marathons in 31 days

Retired Marine Corps Sergeant Rob Jones was responsible for clearing improved explosive devices in Taliban territory during a deployment to Afghanistan in 2010. When a landmine detonated near him, doctors were forced to amputate both of his legs.

Despite his injuries, he set an amazing goal for himself:

To run 31 marathons in 31 days.

“My objective with the 31 marathons in 31 days is to just get a story out there about a veteran that went to Afghanistan, had a traumatic experience, came back you know minus two legs, but was still able to find my new way that I was going to contribute to my country and my society and keep fighting for my brother veterans,” Jones said.

Jones is raising money for a group of charities that benefit wounded veterans, and has successsfully raised $125,000 so far.

Among other achievments, he has also won a bronze medal in the Paralympic Games and biked 5,200 miles across the United States.

Read more at WGN TV…

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