Double Amputee Marine Vet Runs 31 Races in 31 Days to Support Wounded Vets
A Marine Corps veteran is not letting the loss of his legs stop him from walking, traveling, and even running races.
Combat engineer Rob Jones lost both legs when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan. The Marine was clearing a route through Taliban territory in July, 2010 when the bomb "found me before I found it," he told "Fox & Friends Weekend" on Saturday.
These days Jones has the same mission as he did before his accident, to "leave the world better than I found it."
He is now on a journey to run 31 marathons in 31 days and 31 cities to raise money for wounded vet charities. His race in Central Park is later today.
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"I have an uncanny knack I suppose for being able to accept my situation ... I was able to bounce back pretty quickly," Jones recalled of the days after his surgeries.
He encouraged people to come out and run part or all of his races with him.
Jones even won the bronze medal for rowing at the 2012 Paralympics.