#TheGoodStuff - Double Amputee Is Running 31 Marathons In 31 Days

 


Running one marathon is a big accomplishment, but Rob Jones is on a mission to run one every day for 31 days. That’s right - this Marine veteran is going to run 31 marathons in 31 days in 31 cities. Impressive, right? Oh yeah, and he lost both of his legs after stepping on an IED in 2010.

Jones started his quest in London and after running 26.2 miles there, he moved on to Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Toronto, Detroit, Columbus, Ohio, and Louisville, Kentucky. Today he’s hear in Atlanta. He is running his 28th marathon on the Atlanta BeltLine. He'll start running at 7 am through 2 pm. Feel free to run at any point during this time and be a part of Rob Jones Journey. Rob will be running back and forth between Piedmont Park and Irwin Street and will start each loop at the Fit Wit Gym. Rob will then be finishing up his 31 day journey in Washington, D.C. on November 11 - which happens to be Veteran’s Day.

So why’s he doing it? "I set out to be an example of a guy that went to Afghanistan, had a traumatic experience, came back and found a new way, aside from being in the military, to continue to benefit America," Jones explains. "I hope that my story gets in front of the eyes of some people that may be struggling, and they see that, and they can use me as an example.”

To see Rob's whole story or to donate click here

Click here for specific info on Rob's Atlanta Run

Source: WDRBSports Illustrated


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