Double Amputee Veteran Is Running 31 Marathons In 31 Days
Do you think running a marathon is hard? Well, how about running 31 marathons every day for a month... with prosthetic legs? It may sound close to impossible, but that's exactly why this Marine Corps veteran is doing it!
Rob Jones is a retired Marine Corps sergeant. He was serving in Afghanistan when he stepped on an explosive and had to get both of his legs amputated.
"Just because a veteran comes home wounded... some people might think that they are now broken and can't contribute to society anymore," Jones said. "I'm trying be an example of a wounded veteran who had a traumatic experience... and came back and was able to find a new way to stay in the fight and contribute."
Jones says he wants his journey to show wounded veterans (and prove to everybody else) that they can overcome their injuries and live life to the fullest.
"Most people see the marathon as a tough challenge," Jones said. "I figure I'll take that marathon and do it 31 days in a row for a full month, and that would just add insurmountable evidence to what I'm trying to say."
He started his marathon journey in London, and on Tuesday he took it to Denver. Salt Lake City is his next stop, but if that's not enough, he's donating to veterans' charities along the way!
Story Credit: 9news