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.
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