On November 11, six years after losing both of his legs to an IED in Afghanistan, Rob Jones completed his latest mission: Run 31 marathons in 31 days.
The 32-year-old Virginia native commenced his “Month of Marathons” on October 12 in London and continued running?—?not unlike Forrest ?—?around the continental U.S., raising awareness for wounded veterans.
The “Rob Jones Journey ” spanned 26.2 miles throughout the aforementioned London as well as Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Toronto, Detroit, Columbus, Louisville, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Albuquerque, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte and Washington, D.C.
He says being a double amputee was the second-biggest challenge to running a marathon every day for a month.
The biggest challenge was the drive to each city, especially between Portland and San Francisco; Salt Lake City and Seattle; and Albuquerque and San …