Double amputee runs a month of marathons, reaches goal of inspiring himself and others

Marine Corp veteran Rob Jones, who had both legs amputated after being wounded in Afghanistan, ran 31 marathons over 31 days in 31 different cities.

All month long, he was joined by other runners along his journey. On Saturday afternoon, the 32-year-old finished his month of marathons at the Lincoln Memorial with several dozen supporters showering him with cheers.

“I decided I would create this story of a veteran that was wounded and thrived from it. I think I accomplished that mission,” he said.

(Photo: Sean Dougherty, USA TODAY NETWORK)

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