Marine Who Lost Legs In Combat Runs Marathons As Show Of Gratitude

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An American hero is running a marathon every day for an entire month in a different city. Monday, he was running in Memphis.

Rob Jones is a Marine who lost both of his legs during combat in 2010. Jones decided to show gratitude to those who helped him during recovery by running marathons.

His goal is to run 31 marathons in 31 days in 31 different cities. Jones’ new wife, Pam, explains she knew what she was getting into when she married him.

“We’ve been married since July, and he’s been planning this for sort of 18 months or so. So, when we got engaged, I knew this was (laughs) in the cards to do a month-long road trip around the U.S. ,” says Pam. “After today he just has five left to go. When you run 26 marathons you go five left, that seems really easy. But 5 marathons in 5 days is still a task 99.9% of people would never think about undertaking, let alone being able to actually achieve.”

Right now, Rob has raised just over $100,000 dollars. His goal is to raise $1-million for charities by doing these rides and runs. Click here to learn more.

This isn’t his first major feat. In 2014, he rode his bike across the country in six months, from Maine to San Diego, and raised $125,000 dollars.

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