Retired Marine who lost both legs in Afghanistan is running 31 marathons in 31 days to raise cash and awareness for wounded veterans
A retired marine who lost both his legs in Afghanistan has embarked on the most physically demanding challenge of his life.
Former Marine Sergeant Rob Jones is running a marathon (26.2miles) a day for 31 days in major cities across America.
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Jones said: ‘I am proving to America’s veterans that they are appreciated and that they’re not alone in their struggles.’
The challenge began in London on October 12 and will finish on the National Mall in Washington DC on November 11, Veteran’s Day.
Rob Jones had both legs amputated above the knee in 2010 after stepping on a landmine.
As a combat engineer, it was his job to find a safe route through explosive terrain.
But within months of the accident, Sergeant Jones was back up and moving with prosthetic legs.