ATLANTA - It’s a challenge that sounds nearly impossible: Running 31 marathons in 31 different cities in 31 consecutive days. But Rob Jones is a man who doesn’t know the meaning of “impossible,” and is taking on this incredible journey to continue his mission of serving his country.
Jones is a retired Marine Corps Sergeant who also happens to be a double-amputee, having lost both legs after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan. In the wake of that trauma, Jones worked to rebound by adopting a new motto: “Survive. Recover. Live.” In 2012, Jones won a bronze medal in the Paralympics, and in 2014 he became the first double amputee to ride a bicycle across the entire country. Now, he’s taken on a Month of Marathons, running 26.2 miles in 31 major cities, starting with London and ending in Washington, D.C. on Veterans Day. Along the way, Jones is raising money for three military charities, The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, the Sempi Fi Fund, and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Rob Jones spend Wednesday, November 8th in Atlanta, running his 28th marathon in a row right here in Georgia. Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken tagged along with him to learn more about this historic undertaking. And follow along with the Month of Marathons on Facebook here!